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about 58 million tons of fertilizer were sprayed on farmland, a decline of nearly 1.25 million tons from the previous year.
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ation rate-the amount of nutrients crops can absorb-rising from 35.2 percent in 2015 to 37.8 percent in 2017.
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ural disasters have remained at 5.7 percent every year in the past decade, having fallen by a total of 3.6 percentage poi
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ng Pakistan and Iraq, to help with humanitarian assistance projects, but she likes Afghanistan the most.
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One of her visits to the country was in April last year, to help carry out a joint program bet
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xperts screen children in Kabul for congenital heart diseases. The experts choose the most serious cases and send these chi
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“I was shocked to see so many children waiting in line with their parents and relatives outside the clinics to see the doctors,” she said.
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had not been diagnosed previously due to a lack of access to health care services, Gu said.
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ches are from outside Kabul and did not manage to arrive due to problems such as transportation,” she said.
By November last year, 100 Afghan children with congenital heart disease had re
ceived free medical treatment in China through the project, according to the foundation.