33 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
26 Mar 2019 description
  • Heavy rainfall has been affecting northern and southern Iran, as well as western Afghanistan over the last week, triggering flash floods that have resulted in casualties.

25 Mar 2019 description
report The Guardian

By Rebecca Ratcliffe

As a funding appeal languishes, conflict, poverty and the worst drought for a decade have left millions facing desperate hunger

Shafiqa watches closely over her six-month-old niece. Lying on a bundle of fabric, Maryam’s legs jut out, thin and pale. When they arrived at hospital two weeks ago, she could hardly breathe. Her body was swollen with malnutrition, her lips and fingers were blue.

23 Mar 2019 description
report Government of Japan
  1. On March 22, upon the request of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (Tents, Blankets etc.) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to Afghanistan in response to the damages caused by the recent Flood.

22 Mar 2019 description

Tropical cyclone Idai causes heavy flooding in Mozambique and Zimbabwe

Africa Overview

Tropical cyclone Idai caused flooding in southeastern Africa

Last week, Tropical cyclone Idai caused major flooding in Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The storm made landfall on Thursday, bringing torrential rainfall and strong winds to central Mozambique (Figure 1). Moderate to heavy rainfall was observed in central South Africa and northern Madagascar, while below-average and limited rainfall was received elsewhere.

20 Mar 2019 description

Brussels, 20 March 2019

Today, the European Commission has announced €27 million in humanitarian assistance for people in need in Afghanistan.

€2 million will assist the most vulnerable families affected by devastating floods in early March which continue to affect large parts of the country.

20 Mar 2019 description
report Frontier Post

KABUL (Afghanistan Time): Officials in western Herat province said at least 13 people, including women and children have died in flash floods started from Monday night.

Provincial Governor Spokesman Jailani Farhad told Afghanistan Times on Tuesday that since Monday till now, 13 people including four women and three children have died due to floods. The victims were from Robat Sangi, Zindajan, Ghoryan, Zawal and Kohzor districts of the province.

19 Mar 2019 description

Situation Overview

As of 19 March, more than 122,600 people across 14 provinces have been identified as being affected by the March floods and in need of humanitarian assistance. As a result of the floods, 63 people are known to have died and a further 31 people have been injured.

19 Mar 2019 description
report IRIN

By Stefanie Glinski Regular IRIN contributor

Besieged by months of drought and long-term conflict, rural communities in large swathes of Afghanistan are facing yet another emergency: widespread flooding that will leave some rebuilding their lives for years.

Sudden heavy rainfall this month triggered flash floods that swept away thousands of homes and killed dozens in nine Afghan provinces.

Read more on IRIN

17 Mar 2019 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks 7 million Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) in delivering assistance and support up to 650,000 people (approximately 92,466 households) affected by flood and drought for twelve months. The operation focuses on the following sectors: shelter, health and care; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and livelihoods and basic needs; disaster risk reduction (DRR) and strengthening the capacity of the National Society.

15 Mar 2019 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

  • Heavy rainfall and snowfall have being affecting central, southern and western Afghanistan over the past two weeks, triggering floods that have resulted in casualties and damage. The most affected provinces are Kandahar, Helmand, Farah, Herat and Badghis.

  • As of 15 March, the death toll stands at 70, more than 8 670 houses have been damaged, approximately 250 000 people have been affected and more than 9 250 families are in need of humanitarian assistance.

14 Mar 2019 description

Heavy rainfall has being affecting central, southern and western Afghanistan over the past two weeks, triggering floods that have resulted in casualties and damage. The most affected provinces are Kandahar, Helmand, Farah, Herat and Badghis. According to ACAPS (Assessment Capacities Project), as of 13 March, the death toll stands at 70, more than 8 670 houses have been damaged and approximately 250 000 people have been affected. Infrastructure damage, rugged terrain and the ongoing rainfall are hindering the response.

13 Mar 2019 description

Heavy rains and flooding have affected several thousand people in nine provinces across the country. The most severely affected provinces are Kandahar, Helmand, Farah, Herat and Badghis. The death toll currently stands at 70 people but is likely to increase as more information is made available. More than 8,670 houses have been damaged or destroyed, as well as agricultural land and infrastructure including water systems, increasing the risk of water- and vector- borne diseases. Response gaps include emergency shelter, food, NFIs, winter clothes and emergency latrines.

13 Mar 2019 description

Nine provinces have been affected by heavy rains and flooding since 1 March. Helmand, Zabul, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Herat and Farah, also affected by a five-year drought, were particularly impacted. Another seven provinces have seen snowfall, avalanches and mudslides.

11 Mar 2019 description

Situation Overview

In Kandahar province, 4,698 households (more than 33,000 people) have been identified as requiring humanitarian assistance as a result of flooding. Across eight provinces and Kandahar city, 1,855 houses have been destroyed and 2,841 houses have been partially damaged by flooding. There was further rain on 10 March, although no new flooding incidents have been reported.

07 Mar 2019 description

Situation Overview

In Kandahar province, some 21,200 people have been assessed requiring humanitarian assistance as a result of the floods. 25 people are known to have died and 40 people have been injured. According to joint assessments conducted by the government and humanitarian partners (including IOM, UNHCR, WFP, UNICEF, SWABAC, HAPA, SCI, NRC, DRC, DACAAR, APA, HRDA, COAR and ARCS) in Kandahar and seven flood-affected districts, 1,340 houses have been damaged and a further 1,276 have been destroyed.

07 Mar 2019 description

Afghanistan

Heavy rain and snowfall since late February has triggered flooding, landslides and avalanches in Afghanistan, Pakistan and to a lesser extent Iran, resulting in damages to houses, infrastructure and agricultural land.

The official death toll stands at 70 people but this is likely to increase as assessments results become available. At least 10 people have also been reported as missing.