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09 Aug 2017 description

Description of the disaster

Continuous heavy rains and snowfalls broke the record of many years in Baluchistan province, and caused widespread flooding across 3 districts of Baluchistan from 17 to 22 January 2017. Government declared the emergency in 3 most affected districts and called for assistance for 60,000 families that were affected by onset of disaster situation in Baluchistan. Government also requested PRCS to support affected population.

25 Jul 2017 description
report World Bank

Afghanistan is vulnerable to a number of natural hazards, including earthquakes, flooding, drought, landslides and avalanches, as well as hazards arising from human interaction. Among low income countries, Afghanistan is second only to Haiti in terms of the number of fatalities caused by natural disasters between 1980 and 2015. In the last few years, however, the Afghan Government has increasingly understood how the consequences of extreme weather events and disasters add to existing security risks.

19 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Conflict-induced displacement in 2017 decreased 25 percent compared to the same period in 2016 • UNAMA reports record-high numbers of child casualties • Health and nutrition remain key concerns among relief actors

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

11 Jul 2017 description
report GFDRR

Afghanistan is highly prone to intense and recurring natural hazards such as flooding, earthquakes, avalanches, landslides, and droughts due to its geographical location and years of environmental degradation, resulting in the frequent loss of lives, livelihoods, and property. Since 1980, disasters caused by natural hazards have affected 9 million people causing over 20,000 fatalities.

10 Jul 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

This brief summarises the impact of climate change and natural hazards on energy production in Afghanistan, which is dominated by hydro power generation, including future competition for water resources and a range of long-term climate phenomena such as temperature rising, flooding, water scarcity, landslides and earthquakes.

It also outlines World Bank action plans for managing these disaster risks, including an analysis of DRM frameworks, strategic planning, and prospects for renewable energy production and energy system resilience.

06 Jul 2017 description
report World Bank

Afghanistan is highly prone to intense and recurring natural hazards such as flooding, earthquakes, avalanches, landslides, and droughts due to its geographical location and years of environmental degradation, resulting in the frequent loss of lives, livelihoods, and property. Since 1980, disasters caused by natural hazards have affected 9 million people causing over 20,000 fatalities.

10 Jun 2017 description

Chapter 1

Provincial Disaster Management Authority

To cater to the challenges and manage the disaster in more professional manner, the Provincial Disaster Management Commission (PDMC) and Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) were established. The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa established PDMC and PDMA on 27 October, 2008 to promote swift and better disaster preparedness and management within the province.

07 Jun 2017 description

Date of Incident: 05 Feb 2017

Date of Assessment: 09 to 13 Feb 2017

Date of Distribution: 20-Feb-17

Subject: Assessment of heavy snow fall/avalanche affected families in (Waygal, Wama) of Nuristan province.

Incident Source of Information: ARCS Assessment and Distribution conducted by:

  • Haji Khudaidad (IMC)

  • Rahmatullah (WFP)

  • Zabihullah Ameen (IOM)

07 Jun 2017 description

Date of Incident: 04 Jan 2017

Date of Assessment: 05 to 09 Jan 2017

Date of Distribution: 11-Jan-17

Subject: Assessment of Rain Fall affected families in (Asadabad, Narang, Nurgal, Marawara, Sarkano) of Kunar province.

Incident Source of Information: ANDMA Assessment and Distribution conducted by:

  • Zabihullah Ameen(IOM)

  • Shafiq Fazli (IMC)

  • Ihsanullah Ihsan (ANDMA)

07 Jun 2017 description

Date of Incident: 29 Jan 2017

Date of Assessment: 29 to 31 Jan 2017

Date of Distribution: 5-Feb-17

Subject: Assessment of Rain Fall affected families in (Asadabad, Watapur, Nurgal, Dara-i-Peach) of Kunar province.

Incident Source of Information: ANDMA Assessment and Distribution conducted by:

  • Zabihullah Ameen(IOM)

  • Shah Mahmood (IMC)

  • Ihsanullah Ihsan (ANDMA)

07 Jun 2017 description

Date of Incident: 05-Feb-17

Date of Assessment: 07 to 09 Feb 2017

Date of Distribution: 12 to 20 Feb 17

Subject: Assessment of Rain Fall affected families in all districts of Kunar province.

Incident Source of Information: ANDMA Assessment and Distribution conducted by:

  • Zabihullah Ameen(IOM)

  • Kunar DTM Staff

  • Salahuddin (WFP)

  • Atiqullah (ARCs)

  • Ihsanullah Ihsan (ANDMA)

  • NRC, RRD, District Authorities

07 Jun 2017 description

Date of Incident: 19-Feb-17

Date of Assessment: 22 to 27 Feb 2017

Date of Distribution: 27-Feb-17

Subject: Assessment of Rain Fall affected families in (Asadabad, Marawara, Nurgal, Dara-i-Peach,
Watapur, Shigal, Asmar, Dangam, Nari) districts of Kunar province.

Incident Source of Information: ANDMA Assessment and Distribution conducted by:

  • Zabihullah Ameen(IOM)

  • Shah Mahmood (IMC)

  • Ihsanullah Ihsan (ANDMA)

07 Jun 2017 description

Incident Date: 04-Feb-2017

Date of Assessment: 07 & 08-feb-2017

Date of Distribution: 12-Feb-2017

Incident Source of Information: ANDMA-Laghman Assessment conducted by:

  • IOM

  • WFP –Pat Monitor

  • ANDMA

  • RRD

  • ARCS

07 Jun 2017 description

Date of Incident: 04-Feb-2017

Date of Assessment: From 07-Feb-2017 to 11-Feb-2017

Date of Distribution: From 09-Feb-2017 to 15-Feb-17

Subject: Assessment conducted for heavy rainfall affected families in different districts of Nangarhar province Incident Source of Information: ANDMA, ARCs & IOM Assessment and Distribution conducted by:

  • Hafizullah Azimi (IOM)

  • Nasir (ANDMA)

  • DRC

  • NRC

  • ARCs

  • ANDMA

02 Jun 2017 description

Despite increased rainfall in northern Ethiopia, Somalia and south-eastern Ethiopia remain dry

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rainfall since late February has resulted in moisture deficits throughout many parts of southern South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, and northern Tanzania.
  2. Limited rainfall since March has led to developing moisture deficits across parts of Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, and southern Guinea.

Central Asia Weather Hazards

26 May 2017 description

Drought-like conditions continue across Kenya, Somalia, and southern Ethiopia

  1. Below-average rainfall since late February has resulted in moisture deficits throughout many parts of southern South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia,
    Somalia, and northern Tanzania.

  2. Several consecutive weeks of below-average rainfall has led to early season moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions in parts of Ghana.

12 May 2017 description

Recent seasonal rainfall helps partially alleviate abnormal dryness in East Africa

  1. Despite rainfall during early March, significant long-term moisture deficits remain throughout central and eastern Madagascar due to very poor rains earlier in the season.

  2. Inconsistent rainfall since late December have led to moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions across many parts of western Angola.

08 May 2017 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

2016: The total number of individuals displaced by conflict in 2016 increased to 661,287 as joint assessment teams finalise assessments of those displaced last year. This remains the highest number on record, and a 41 per cent increase on the 470,000 displaced in 2015.

2017: 88,481 individuals have been verified as displaced, with 29 provinces recording some level of forced displacement.