OCHA: Waste management in Afghanistan is a huge challenge
Photo: UNAMA

OCHA: Waste management in Afghanistan is a huge challenge

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on the International Day of Zero Waste has said that the west management in Afghanistan remains a major challenge, which has severe consequences on the environment, health, and well-being of the affected people in the country.

“A zero-waste approach is key to addressing climate change, pollution and health-related challenges. On this International Day of Zero Waste, authorities must step up public awareness and innovations in waste management and recycling.” OCHA said in a tweet on Thursday.

According to UN office, the aid agencies in Afghanistan are working on initiatives to improve urban wastewater collection and waste management at the family level, with a focus on informal settlements and the poorest areas. These efforts are part of broader initiatives to enhance the well-being of affected people and prevent mortality.

Last year, the United Nations General Assembly approved Türkiye’s proposal to declare March 30th as the International Day of Zero Waste.

The primary objective of this initiative is to address climate change concerns.