Afghanistan

Afghanistan Flash Flood Situation Report 3, 7 May 2014 (covering 24 April - 7 May)

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Situation Overview: Heavy rainfall between 24 April and 7 May caused flash floods in fourteen northern, northeastern, central, central highland and western provinces. Initial reports obtained from provincial authorities indicate that 141 people have lost their lives ( Badakhshan excluded, where 300 deaths are verified so far) and many others are still missing. In addition, the flooding has displaced more than 2, 891families and negatively impacted around 13,000 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

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