Afghanistan

Afganisthan: Floods - Information Bulletin n° 3

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Glide No. FL-2007- 000035-AFG

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In Brief

This Bulletin (no. 03/2007) 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.

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The Situation

During the months of March and April 2007, Afghanistan faced a number of natural disasters like floods due to heavy rains and snow-melting, avalanches, land slides and earthquake, which severely affected 3,019 families and caused severe damages to infrastructure, houses and public service centres. Since information bulletin no.2 was released, an earthquake hit Badakhshan province (in the northern part of the country) on 4th April and floods occurred in Takhar, Kunduz, Samangan and Balkh provinces (also in the north) in the first and second weeks of April, resulting in 23 people dead, 20 injured and 1,253 families identified under category A (with houses almost fully destroyed).


Table 1: Casualties and damages caused by floods, earthquakes, avalanches and snow slides
during March-April 2007, in different regions of Afghanistan
Regions
Provinces
Type of
disaster
No. of affected
families identified
under category A*
Casualties
Dead
Injured
North Badakhshan, Takhar,
Kunduz, Samangan, Balkh,
Sari-Pul and Faryab
Flood
Earthquake
Avalanches
432
19
4
West Herat, Badghis and Ghor Flood Snow slide
1,813
23
16
South West Uruzgan and Helmand Flood
320
3
0
East Nangarhar, Laghman
and Kunar
Flood
154
10
21
Kabul City
Flood
300
0
0
Total
3,019
55
41

Map: Afghanistan: Floods - Situation Map