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Affected countries: Afghanistan
On 25 January, heavy snowfall and freezing weather has killed 27 children in a remote district of northern Afghanistan. (RFE, 26 Jan 2017) A large number of avalanche, snowfall and rain-related disasters were reported around Afghanistan between 4-7 February, with 22 out of 34 provinces reported…
Affected countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan
Around 13:40 local time (UTC +4:30) on 26 October 2015, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck Badakhshan Province in the north-east region of Afghanistan. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the quake’s epicentre was 82 km southeast of Feyzabad in the Hindu Kush mountain range and 213 km in…
Affected countries: Afghanistan
As 5 Apr 2015, an estimated 8,827 families had been affected by floods, rain, heavy snow and avalanches in 137 districts in 24 provinces since 1 Feb. A total of 291 people were killed and 96 people were injured. 1,454 houses were completely destroyed and 7,119 houses were damaged. (OCHA, 5 Apr…
Affected countries: Afghanistan
As at 31 Mar 2014, 11 provinces (nine in northern Afghanistan) had received rainfall between 19 per cent and 55 per cent of their long-term average. Heavy rainfall resulting in flash floods on 24/25 Apr impacted 10 provinces of northern Afghanistan. Across the provinces flood waters destroyed…
Affected countries: Afghanistan
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…
Affected countries: Afghanistan
A 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck 24 kilometers northwest of the Nangarhar provincial capital Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan near the Pakistani border on 24 Apr 2013. The quake killed 18 people, injured 141 and damaged 676 houses. (IOM, 25 Apr 2013) About 120,000 people were affected by natural…
Affected countries: Afghanistan
In the first week of February 2013, heavy rain and snowfall across Afghanistan caused considerable damage, leaving 10 people dead and hundreds of houses destroyed. More than 1,200 families were displaced. Areas in the Central and Western Regions are among the worst hit. (OCHA, 10 Feb 2013) By the…
Affected countries: Afghanistan
On 8 Jul 2012, heavy rainfall hit Mihtarlam, Alishing, Qarghayi and Daulatshahi districts of Laghman province, causing severe damage to houses and crops. In Shergar village of Mihtarlam city 12 houses were destroyed and a large area of agricultural land was washed away. (OCHA, 15 Jul 2012) On the…
Affected countries: Afghanistan
On 11 Jun 2012, three earthquakes hit the Hindu Kush region in North-Eastern Afghanistan, killing 75 people in Baghlan province. Over 700 houses were destroyed or damaged. (OCHA, 30 Jun 2012)
Affected countries: Afghanistan
In Ghor and Baghdis provinces, the Ministry of Public Health and WHO reported twenty confirmed child mortality cases due to measles and pneumonia. The outbreak is compounded by severe weather that hampers access, and low immunization and poor public health service coverage contribute to the spread…
Affected countries: Afghanistan
Between May to June 2012, Afghanistan witnessed severe flooding due to the substantial accumulation of snow across the northern region (Kabul, Sar-e-Pol and Takhar provinces) as a result of the harshest winter in 15 years. The melting of snow, together with continuous precipitation in May, resulted…
Affected countries: Afghanistan
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…
Affected countries: Afghanistan
Limited snow and rainfall during the past winter and spring have resulted in slow-onset drought in the north, north east and west of Afghanistan, further exacerbating an already critical situation for many communities that are in conflict-affected, insecure and under-developed areas. Immediate…
Affected countries: Afghanistan
In the first two weeks of February 2011, flash floods and heavy snowfall killed 25 people and damaged up to 3,000 houses across Afghanistan’s Parwan, Herat, Wardak, Daykundi and Badakhshan provinces. The Shindand district in the western province of Herat was among the worst hit areas, with almost…
Affected countries: Afghanistan
On 19 April 2010, an earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale struck Samangan province in northern Afghanistan. This resulted in the death of 8 people and 50 injured, with homes in more than 50 villages completely or partially destroyed in the districts of Dara-i-Sufi Bala, Dara- i-Sufi Payin…
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Since its emergence in April 2009, pandemic influenza A(H1N1) 2009 virus affected all parts of the world, causing the first influenza pandemic since 1968. Following the observation that 1 or 2 epidemic periods had occurred in most countries and in most WHO Regions, WHO declared on 10 Aug 2010 that…