Afghanistan: Avalanches and Heavy Snowfalls - Jan 2012
Starting in January 2012, Afghanistan experienced its most severe winter in 15 years, characterized by above-average snowfall and temperatures descending to -18 degrees Celsius in some areas.
43 people died and 65 were injured as a result of avalanches and extreme cold temperatures in 10 districts of Badakhshan province (OCHA, 31 Jan 2012). In February, 54 children died from ARI / Pneumonia in four remote and inaccessible districts of Badakhshan province (OCHA, 29 Feb 2012). Avalanches continued to kill and injure people through March.
Most read reports
- Afghanistan: Districts Affected by Avalanches ‐ Badakhshan Province (as of 19 Jan 2012) - Location Map
- Afghanistan: Badakhshan - Districts Affected by Avalanche (As of 18 January 2012)
- Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP): the Afghan crisis (including affected populations of Afghans in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran) ECHO/-AS/BUD/2013/91000 - Year: 2013, Last update: 26/09/12 Version 1
- Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) - Natural Hazards March to May 2012
- Afghanistan MAAAF001 Annual Report 2012
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