ACT Preliminary Appeal: North, North-Eastern & Western Afghanistan Floods & Landslides – AFG141

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Appeal Target: US$ 1,987,537 Balance Requested: US$ 1,987,537

Geneva, 16 May 2014

Dear colleagues,

Since 24 April 2014 monsoon rains in the north of Afghanistan have caused flash floods which have had a devastating effect on the local population. Over 120,000 people have been affected in 16 provinces, 675 people are reported to have been killed and 17,344 families have been affected. Over 16,000 people are displaced across the north, north-eastern and north-western regions of the country. The most devastating single incident occurred on the morning of 2 May 2014, when a series of heavy rains triggered landslides and buried a village in Abi Barik located in Argo District, Badakhshan Province, causing significant loss of lives and widespread damage to homes and agriculture.

In the affected provinces, flood waters have damaged homes, public infrastructure, roads and thousands of hectares of agricultural land. The ACT Alliance members Christian Aid (CA), Church World Service-Pakistan/Afghanistan (CWS P/A), Hungarian Inter-church Aid (HIA), and Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) along with their partners propose to provide rehabilitation assistance including WASH, shelter, livelihoods, rehabilitation of irrigation systems, food-for-work and building of awareness and knowledge in disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the provinces of Bagdghis, Jawzjan, Faryab, Balkh, Samangan and Badakhshan.