This document provides a weekly overview of developments in Afghanistan from 20 – 26 March 2012, with hyper-links to source material highlighted in blue and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to events in Afghanistan, contact the members of the Afghanistan Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org.
Badakhshan province has suffered another avalanche, which resulted in the death of 22 people, all of them members of one extended family, reports BBC News. The avalanche occurred in a very isolated area in the Wakhan Corridor near the border with China, which is two days walking form Faizabad, the provincial capital. Two previous avalanches killed nearly 100 people in Badakhshan.