02 Jun Eurasia Review
When The Water Runs Dry: What Is To Be done With 1.5 Million Settlers In Deserts Of Southwest Afghanistan When Their Livelihoods Fail? – Analysis
In the last five years 48,000 new houses were built in the barren deserts of southwest Afghanistan. This population of almost half a million people migrated to this inhospitable terrain despite the expense and back breaking work involved in setting up home: clearing and levelling the land for farming; building a house from the dry desert soil; and most importantly, digging a deep well to tap the groundwater beneath and bring the desert to life.