Climate change and armed conflict in Afghanistan and beyond
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Climate change has substantial negative impacts on fragile states and is reinforcing conflicts over natural resources with Afghanistan as case in point. The country is linked with the Indus region and has been characterized by longer periods of drought, sharply declining groundwater as well as increasing conflicts over water and farmland. Climate change has thus long since affected Afghanistan and its neighbours. Moreover, decades of civil war have destroyed water infrastructure and have generated new conflict lines, depriving the population of their livelihoods, and often resulting in displacement and forced migration. International crisis management and stabilization operations should take these developments into account and support effective water management to counter a root cause of conflict, amongst many others.