Afghanistan: Floods - Nov 2006
Most read reports
- IFRC: Afghanistan: Floods in the West - Situation map. 16 Nov 2006
- IFRC: South Asia: Appeal No. MAA52001 Final Report 2006-2007. 6 Apr 2008
- IFRC: Afghanistan: Floods - Information Bulletin n° 1. 11 Nov 2006
- ReliefWeb: Afghanistan: Floods - Location map. 14 Nov 2006
- ECHO: Global Plan 2007: Humanitarian aid for vulnerable people affected by the consequences of the Afghan conflict and natural hazard in Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan. 6 Feb 2007
This report covers the period 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2007 of a two-year planning and appeal process.
The security situation in the country has deteriorated steadily over the two years, leading to some decreased implementation rate of the programmes, and consequently support from the partners also declined over the two years in some areas.
Due principally to these factors, the disaster management (DM) programme budget was revised down almost 40 per cent in 2006-2007.
This report covers the period 01/01/06 to 31/12/07 of a two-year planning and appeal process.
This report covers the period of 01/01/06 to 31/12/06 of a two-year planning and appeal process.
The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in 185 countries.
This Bulletin (no. 01/2007) is being issued for information only, and reflects the status of the situation and information available at this time. The Federation is not seeking funding or other assistance from donors for this operation at this time.
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Following the fall of the Taliban in November 2001 the international community has made a huge commitment to Afghanistan. In terms of aid, at international conferences at Tokyo (2002) and Berlin (2004) donors pledged USD 14,400,000,000 for reconstruction 2002 - 2006, of which USD 3,800,000,000 from the European Union, including over EUR 1 billion allocated by the European Commission.
The security situation was relatively calm in most parts of the country during the week, except in southern, eastern and western regions where insurgents' attacks against the international coalition forces and Afghanistan National Security Forces (ANSF) continue to be reported.
Insecurity has always been a growing concern and the major obstacle to the implementation of the UN and the other humanitarian interventions.
Summary and implications
Floods damaged homes and agricultural land throughout the country in November. The impact of the floods was particularly severe in the northwest, where a large food insecure population already existed due to the previous season's drought, and immediate targeted humanitarian assistance is needed to prevent widespread distress migration. In the central highlands, seasonal food price increases may restrict poor households' access to food.
IN THIS ISSUE:
- Over 74 killed or injured in terrorist attacks.
- Serious flooding results in over 100 deaths
- NATO draws up strategy for Afghanistan at Riga Summit
- UN Security Council delegation visits Afghanistan.
The number of suicide attacks during November has been somewhat less than in previous months. There has been much speculation as to why this might be the case. The Taliban have stated that the early onset of winter has led them to curtail their operations and that they expect to engage in major offensives after the winter.
Christian Aid partners have been responding to severe flash floods in Afghanistan's western province of Badghis, which have killed at least 56 people and left more than 4,500 families in urgent need of help.
HERAT CITY (PAN): Death toll from flood in Parchaman district of the western Farah province mounted to 26, officials visiting the area reported on Wednesday. Earlier, the provincial officials said 18 people had died due to heavy flooding in Sang Zard village of the district during the past three days. Provincial police chief and acting governor Brig Gen Sayed Aqa Saqib told Pajhwok Afghan News eight more bodies were recovered as the water receded in the Khalaji village of the district. He said 12 more people were still missing and there was little possibility of their being alive.
The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 185 countries.
This Bulletin (no. 03/2006) is being issued for information only, and reflects the status of the situation and information available at this time. The Federation is not seeking funding or other assistance from donors for this operation at this time.
This report is based on information received from the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).
1. Torrential rains in Western Afghanistan caused flash floods and the death of 66 people leaving more than 100 missing. The floods were triggered during the night on Thursday, November 16th in the Province of Badghis. The most severely affected districts are Murghab and Ghormach. It has been reported that 3,515 families have been affected, with significant loss of livestock.
2. The response has been on a national, regional and provincial level.
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KABUL, 22 November (IRIN) - At least 40 people, including women and children, have been killed and hundreds of houses destroyed after recent flash floods triggered by torrential rains hit southern Urozgan province, local officials said on Wednesday.
"According to our information from the area, floods have killed 40 people and injured 20 others in Choraee, Khas Urozgan, Char Chino and Dehrawat districts," Abdul Qauim, Qauimi, spokesman for Urozgan's governor, told IRIN.
Some 300 houses and …
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has airlifted emergency supplies to assist flood victims in the Balamurghab and Ghormach districts in the western Afghanistan province of Badghis. On November 16 heavy rains caused flooding in the region, killing and injuring dozens and damaging homes and property. Because many in the region lead nomadic lifestyles and live in simple huts, damage has been particularly severe.
As of November 20, the flooding had reportedly killed 66 people, left around 100 missing, and displaced some 50,000 from their homes.
Las 10 toneladas de ayuda humanitaria enviadas por la AECI serán distribuidas en las provincias de Badghis y Ghor, las zonas más afectadas por las inundaciones.
Las diez toneladas de ayuda humanitaria (medicamentos, material sanitario e higiénico-familiar, mantas, tiendas de campaña y lonas de plástico) enviadas por la Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional (AECI) para paliar los daños de las =FAltimas lluvias torrenciales en las provincias del noroeste de Afganistán (Ghor y Badghis) han llegado a la Base de Apoyo Avanzado (FSB) de Herat, en un avión procedente de la Base Aérea …
Madrid, 20 de noviembre de 2006.
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KABUL, 20 November (IRIN) - Some 4,500 families are in urgent need of assistance after recent flash floods hit their villages in the western Badghis province, killing some 56 people, local authorities said on Monday.
"Thousands of families have lost their houses, cattle, and farmlands during the flooding in Balamurghab and Ghormach districts.
KABUL, Afghanistan (20 November) - A large-scale relief mission for the people of Bala Murghab in Badghis Province in response to recent severe flooding is now underway.
ISAF, in support of the Afghan Ministry of Health and UNAMA, is preparing to deliver medical supplies, food and water.
One aid package of three truckloads has travelled from Qal-E-Naw PRT by land at an average rate of 1/2 kilometre per hour and has reached Bala Murghab.
A second humanitarian aid package was flown from Kabul International Airport to Meymaneh PRT on 19 November by C-160.