Afghanistan Flash Floods Situation Report No. 7 as of 1800h (local time) on 15 May 2014

Situation Report
Originally published



  • The number of flood-affected people is 115,500 in 17 provinces and 97 districts. Following new assessments, the numbers of people affected by floods has reduced by about 6,000, while increased by one additional province (Khost) and nine new districts.

  • Jawzjan, Faryab, Sari Pul remain the most affected provinces, accounting for two thirds of all the flood affected to date.

  • Assessments and immediate relief distributions have been taken place in 80% of all affected districts.

  • Relief distributions are ongoing in the most-recently affected districts and for some sectors. Sufficient relief stocks remain in country for the response.

  • Constraints on access remain due to ruptured roads. The Mazar-Kabul highway has been repaired in Balkh, allowing only passenger vehicles to use it. There are no material changes on security related access.

  • More and more attention is on the planning for the rehabilitation and rebuilding of damaged and destroyed homes (over 8,300), infrastructure and livelihoods. Land allocation and restitution to areas which are less prone to recurrent floods, is one way of incorporating disaster risk reduction in a meaningful way. The recently endorsed displacement policy provides a template in this regard

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