Kabul, Afghanistan | AFP | Saturday 2/28/2015 - 16:43 GMT
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Saturday pledged to set up a relief fund for the victims of avalanches that claimed over 280 lives, and called for international help with the relief effort.
Avalanches killed at least 286 people across Afghanistan last week, the bulk of the them in the mountainous province of Panjshir, around 150 kilometres (90 miles) north of Kabul.
Reporting Period: 13 – 26 February 15
Submission Date: 26 Feb 15
Location: Tangshew village, Maimai district, Badakhshan
Incident Type: Avalanche
Date of Incident: 26 Feb
The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the loss of life in Afghanistan as a result of avalanches, landslides and floods in Kabul, Parwan, Panjsher, Kapisa, Badakhshan and Nuristan provinces.
The Secretary-General extends his sincere condolences to the people and Government of Afghanistan, especially those who have lost family members, friends, homes and livelihoods in these disasters.
Kabul, Afghanistan | AFP | Friday 2/27/2015 - 13:52 GMT
More than 250 people have been killed in a series of avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall around Afghanistan this week, provincial authorities said Friday.
The bulk of the deaths have come in Panjshir province, north of Kabul, where at least 186 people were killed, acting provincial governor Abdul Rahman Kabiri told AFP.
Kabiri said president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani was due to inspect and visit the damage to the northern reaches of the valley late on Friday.
Kabul, Afghanistan | Wednesday 2/25/2015 - 15:33 GMT
Avalanches triggered by heavy snow have killed more than 100 people in mountainous areas of northern Afghanistan, officials said on Wednesday, as rescuers battled to save dozens more trapped in the snow.
Almost all of the victims were in Panjshir province, approximately 150 kilometres (90 miles) north of the capital Kabul, acting governor Abdul Rahman Kabiri told AFP.
Kabul, Afghanistan | Wednesday 2/25/2015 - 09:52 GMT
Avalanches triggered by heavy snowfalls have killed at least 28 people in Afghanistan and the death toll is expected to rise, officials said on Wednesday.
Most of the victims were in Panjshir province north of Kabul, where two days of heavy snow have blocked main roads and made it difficult for rescue workers to reach the affected villages.
Deadly avalanches are common in Afghanistan's high mountainous areas in winter. One in the remote far northeast in 2012 left 145 people missing, presumed dead.
Avalanches caused by abrupt warming and heavy snowfall have killed at least five people in Tajikistan since February 22.
The Emergency Situations Committee said on February 24 that the situation remains very unsafe and urged citizens not to travel on dangerous mountain passes.
Mountains cover 93 percent of the Central Asian nation, and snow slides kill dozens of people every year.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Floods
• Heavy rains and floods over the past few days affected in particular northern Dominican Republic. A Red alert is maintained in the provinces of Espaillat, Puerto Plata and Maria Trinidad Sanchez.
• As a result of the floods, one person has been killed. 15 475 people have been displaced and are accommodated with host families. 3 979 houses have been damaged, and 30 communities remain isolated. A response has been provided by the National Emergency Commission.
ISLAMABAD, Feb 16 (KUNA) -- At least six people were killed and seven others injured due to two separate avalanches in Badakhshan province, northeast Afghanistan.
30ENE15; District of Anco Huallo in the Prov. of Chincheros-Apurímac; Uripa, Miraflores, and Totorabamba, affecting 80 families, 80 dwellings, 205 hectares of agriculture and 1510 animals (200 missing) ( Fo: INDECI)
31ENE15: Generated by heavy rains that affected the districts of Cabanaconde and Maca, province of Caylloma-Arequipa. Affecting 100ms of road. (fo. INDECI)
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | Sunday 12/21/2014 - 13:43 GMT
A teenager was accidentally killed during a Saudi raid against "terrorists" in a town populated by minority Shiites, residents of the area said on Sunday.
The interior ministry said it killed four militants during Saturday's operation in Awamiya town to arrest the suspects who shot dead a soldier a week earlier.
But residents gave the toll as five and said they included a youth aged 16 or 17.
Operational information on situation in the Republic on 08:00 AM 12.12. 2014
From December 8 to 12, the mountainous areas of Kyrgyzstan are avalanche-prone due to past and expected precipitations. On the mountain roads of Bishkek – Osh (121-137 km, 198-265 km); Bishkek-Naryn-Torugart (284-295 and 300-308 km); Myrzake – Karakulja – Alaikuu (45-90 km, 145-150 km); Karakol – Enylchek (45-90 km); Ala-Buka – Kanysh-Kiya (62-100 km) are expected snow drifts and slippery surfaces.
The death toll from Tropical Cyclone Hudhud, which struck Andhra Pradesh and Odisha states on 12 Oct, stands at 45 with around 920,000 people affected. More than 135,000 people are taking shelter in 223 relief camps whilst authorities are providing food to 685,000 people. Over 41,200 houses and buildings were damaged and 450,000 acres of agricultural land inundated. Total damage costs are estimated between US$9.7 - $11 billion, making it the most costly cyclone to have ever hit India.
45 people dead
920,000 people affected
Section 1. “Review of events and humanitarian situation”
1.1. Occurred incidents. There were 17 incidents in the given period, which can be referred to this or other kind of emergency
Bishkek, May 31 / Kabar /. 88 emergencies have been registered in Kyrgyzstan in January- April 2014. Minister Emergency Situations Kubatbek Boronov told at a meeting of the board on the results of work of the MES for 4 months in 2014. According to his data, 45 avalanches, 5 floods, 6 strong winds, 4 large fires, heavy snowfall , 2 rockfalls, 2 collapse of buildings, 1 lightening, 1 explosion, 8 infections and infestations, 3 mudslides.
Food price inflation in the region increased to 4.5 percent in March from 4 percent in February but still weaker than general inflation, which slowed to 5.7 percent.
FAO estimates China’s 2013 aggregate cereal production was 547.4 million tonnes in 2013, 1.4 percent higher than the 2012 record crop, even with a 1 percent smaller rice harvest.
In Indonesia, the price of rice has increased by 11.2 percent year-on-year despite record paddy production of 71 million tonnes in 2013.