Nawa is a large district in the far south of Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. It is situated 100 km south from Ghazni in a mountainous region. Its population, which is 100% Pashtun, was estimated at 29,054 in 2002, of whom around 45% were children under 12. The district center is the village of Nawa. Military operations in the district were featured in articles in the Washington Post and the New York Times in October 2009.
Economy and agriculture
Most of the population live in villages in mud-built homes. Agriculture has been seriously affected by drought. The main sources of water are shallow wells. Trade and animal husbandry are sources of income. There is a shortage of clinics and schools, as well as the professionals to work in them.
- UNHCR District Profile, accessed 2006-04-25 (PDF).
- Chandrasekaran, Rajiv (2009-10-22). "In Helmand, a model for success?". Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-10-24.
- Boot, Max (2009-10-21). "There's No Substitute for Troops on the Ground". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-10-24.
- Map of Nawa (PDF)
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