Afghanistan Flash Floods Situation Report No. 5 as of 2100h (local time) on 06 May 2014

Highlights

  • The number affected by floods in Afghanistan has risen by a further 19,000 people to more than 90,000 in 14 provinces (62 districts) after three more provinces - Ghor, Kabul, and Logar - reported flood affected people yesterday evening.

  • UN agencies and NGOs are coordinating directly with the established Government disaster management structures at national and provincial levels to assess and provide assistance to affected people across the Northern provinces.

  • In Badakhshan, the rapid mobilisation of coordinated response and assistance has created both pull and push factors as non-coordinated entities respond to populations not directly affected by the landslide.

  • The government has reinforced its coordination capacity with the appointment of a high-level Disaster Relief Coordinator who arrived in Badakshan on 6 May (Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development / Vice Chairman of the National Disaster Management Commission).

  • Visit of UN Deputy ERC and HC who overflew the site and met with provincial authorities and partners about the ongoing response. Mr. Bowden, the HC said. “The focus really has to be, in the months ahead, on how we make sure that those people who have been displaced, who have lost everything, lost their homes, are able to get back on their feet.” http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=47722#.U2mzW8KKDIU

  • Primary focus areas remain the on-going response in Jawzjan, Faryab and Sar-e-pul in addition to managing requirements and capacity to facilities new and ongoing assessments in the new areas affected by floods.

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