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Though Afghanistan has made since 2001 such establishing National Environmental Agency (NEPA) in 2005 and enactment of Environmental Law in 2007, however, Coupled with drought and earthquakes, decades of conflict and violence had a devastating impacts not only on the people, but also on its natural resources of Afghanistan, once untouched and rich in biological diversity. In cooperation with its partners, the assessment carried out by government of reveals severe and widespread resource and land degradation, erosion, lowered water table, drying of wetlands and immense loss of vegetative cover.
OCHR has expanded its focus on rebuilding and addressing the environment and natural resources. Our cooperation with UNDP and GNI-A is based on environmental resilience and sustainability, strengthening environmental governance and building institutions.