The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,000 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.
Almost a week before during a meeting we prepared our movement plan for Nawroz i.e. Who to go where during Naw roz? (Afghan New Year). Some of us planned to leave for abroad, some wanted to go home etc. Therefore, all flights for all planned movements and destinations (including connecting flights) were booked and meetings scheduled accordingly.
ریحان یوسفزی د سعودی عربستان له ریاض څخه د ګلپاڼې پر لوستونکو لاندې دوه شعرونه لورولی چې زه په خپل کورودانی ورته وایم او هیله ده چې ستاسې د پام وړ هم وګرځی.
ستا په شان نه یم چې یې نه پېژنم
مینه کومه دا کار ښه پېژنم
… په نوم زما دی خو سوچونه ستا کړي
لوې منافق دے زه خپل زړه پېژنم
چې بل خوشحاله کړي یو بل چقوي
زه ددې قوم یم پښتانه پېژنم
په پټو سترګو ورله هم تلې شمه
زړه مې راکاږي ستا کوڅه پېژنم
هر تن په مخ بلا مخونه لري
داسې حالوتو کښې څوک وپېژنم
ریحانه زه ترې بچ کېدلې نشم
هغه چشمان هغه باڼه پېژنم
ریحان یوسفزی -ریاض
“HAWZs and KANDAs (traditional water reservoirs) has been emptied weeks ago, People walk several hours every day to collect few buckets of water from Balkhab River or nearby springs existed in few villages only” Said Mohammad Dawood an elder of Kishindeh district.
This year northern Afghanistan is suffering from severe drought, caused by less snow in last winter which followed by lack of rainfall during spring 2011. Jawzjan, Faryab, Balkh and Sar-e-Pul are among the most affected province according to the assessments carried out by Afghan government, UN agencies and NGOs recently. Harvests have been almost entirely lost in rain-fed, while considerably decreased in irrigated areas. This has led to loss of income for most small farmers who have little or not harvest this year
Thousands of Afghan demonstrators protested a reported burning of the Muslim holy book of Quran by a Gainesville church in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif on Friday, April 1, 2011. The angry demonstrators started violence attacked a United Nations office in northern Afghanistan, killing fourteen people including seven foreigners, opening fire on guards and setting fires inside the compound