Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Flash Update #1 - Flash Flooding in Eastern and Central Regions (7 July 2022)

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Highlights

  • Heavy and unseasonal rainfall across the central and eastern regions of Afghanistan on 5 and 6 July has resulted in the deaths of at least 10 people, injured a further 11, and caused severe damage to over 280 homes, as well as other critical infrastructure across nine provinces, including four bridges and 8 km of a road. Reportedly, two children were among those who lost their lives.

  • The provinces where most casualties and damage were reported are Nangarhar and Nuristan provinces in the eastern region and Ghazni and Parwan in the central region.

  • As of 7 July, there have been no reports of displacement across the region due to the flash floods.

  • This is the second time that the eastern region has experienced flash floods in less than a month, with 19 people killed and 131 people injured in heavy rains that occurred on 22-23 June.

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