Afghanistan: Flash Flood Situation Report 2, 1 May 2014 (covering 24-30 April)

Situation Report
Originally published


Situation Overview: Heavy rainfall between 24 and 30 April caused flash floods in ten northern, northeastern and western provinces. Initial reports obtained from provincial authorities indicate that 141 people have lost their lives and many others are still missing. In addition, the flooding has displaced more than 2,100 families and negatively impacted more than 9,000 families. The flooding also resulted in the destruction of public facilities, roads, and thousands of hectares of agricultural land and gardens. IOM, in close coordination with the Afghan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) and Provincial Disaster Management Committee (PDMC) members, mobilized to the affected areas for rapid joint assessments in order to verify the emergency needs of the flood-hit communities. Based on the findings of these assessments, IOM and partners are carrying out interventions for the affected families.