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31 Oct 2016 description

The Natural Disasters Consortium (NDC) comprising IOM, FAO, UNICEF, ACTED and HANDS completed year one of its operations. During this year, the NDC responded to the 2015 floods and earthquake, launched related recovery activities, and implemented residual recovery interventions for communities affected by disasters in earlier years. Year 1 key achievements for preparedness, response and recovery are captured below:

PREPAREDNESS

In preparation for future disasters, the Consortium is:

29 Apr 2016 description

Notes:

1) Natural disaster events include avalanches, extreme winter conditions, flooding, heavy rainfall, landslides & mudflows, and heavy snowfall as recorded by OCHA field offices and IOM Afghanistan Humanitarian Assistance Database (HADB).

2) A natural disaster incident is defined as an event that has affected (i.e. impacted) Afghans, who may or may not require humanitarian assistance.

28 Mar 2016 description

Notes:

1) Natural disaster events include avalanches, extreme winter conditions, flooding, heavy rainfall, landslides & mudflows, and heavy snowfall as recorded by OCHA field offices and IOM Afghanistan Humanitarian Assistance Database (HADB).

2) A natural disaster incident is defined as an event that has affected (i.e. impacted) Afghans, who may or may not require humanitarian assistance.

22 Dec 2015 description

Afghanistan - IOM has distributed relief items to 507 earthquake-affected families in Badakhshan province’s Wardoj and Baharak districts, where humanitarian access has limited in the past months.

On 26 October, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck Afghanistan, causing dozens of casualties and destroying thousands of homes across the region. The earthquake was centered in Badakhshan’s Jurm district.

Over 20,000 families in 14 Afghan provinces were affected in total. Many families have been living in the open, with their homes in ruins, since the quake.