Afghanistan: Flash Floods - Aug 2013

Disaster description

On 3 Aug 2013, heavy rains resulted in flash floods and high water levels in 13 villages in Surobi district of Afghanistan's Kabul province. As of 4 Aug, according to the DDA and IOM and based on an assessment of six villages, 42 people have died (23 confirmed deaths by IOM), 426 houses were completely destroyed (IOM), 832 livestock were washed away (DDA), 600 acre land were badly affected (DDA), 27,120 fruit trees and 2,110 meter protection wall were completely destroyed (DDA). (OCHA, 4 Aug 2013)

As of 30 Aug, flooding and heavy rains throughout the central, south eastern and central highlands regions had destroyed or damaged more than 1,400 houses, and left an estimated 68 people dead and 92 people injured (OCHA, 30 Aug 2013).

Affected Countries

Latest Updates

Maps and Infographics

Other disasters affecting the countries