Afghanistan: Overview of Natural Disasters (as of 13 February 2017)
Natural disaster events from 14 January 2017 to 6 February 2017
From 14 January 2017 to 6 February 2017, 1,783 people were affected by natural disasters throughout Afghanistan. A total of 11 provinces out of 34 experienced some kind of natural disaster during the period. Afghanistan is prone to earthquakes, flooding, drought, landslides, and avalanches. Over three decades of conflict, coupled with environmental degradation, and insufficient investment in disaster risk reduction strategies, have contributed to increasing vulnerability of the Afghan people to cope with the sudden shock of natural disasters. On average such disasters affect 200,000 people every year.
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