Humanitarian Assistance Programme (HAP) Extreme/Harsh Weather Weekly Situation Report (3-25 February 2017)

Report
from International Organization for Migration
Published on 25 Feb 2017

Highlights

33 affected provinces

6,752 reported affected families

348 houses completely destroyed

1,263 houses severely damaged

174 houses partially damaged

194 individual deaths

90 individuals injured

2,010 affected families verified following assessments

1,076 families assisted

Situation Overview

Extreme weather conditions, including avalanches, floods, and heavy snowfall affected 33 provinces of Afghanistan as of 03 February 2017. Badakhshan and Nooristan provinces were severely hit by two avalanches, resulting in causalities and destruction of houses followed by flash floods on 18 February that had significant impacted in Herat, Zabul and Nimroz provinces.
An estimated 6,752 families were reportedly affected across Afghanistan, with 194 deaths, and 90 persons sustaining injuries in various parts of the country. The majority of the reported caseloads have been assessed, with a total 2,010 families in need of assistance, while the distribution of relief items is underway and expected to be completed by 02 March 2017.
The snow and flash floods wreaked havoc on major roads in Afghanistan, delaying assessments and dispatching of relief assistance to affected families and rescuers, who were unable to reach snow-hit districts in the north, northeast, central, central highland, west, and eastern regions, with numerous roads cut off. The majority of the highways including some roads linking to various districts were initially closed have since reopened; however; however, some roads linking to various districts in Badakhshan, Nooristan, Daikundi, Bamyan and Paktika are still closed.

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