Afghanistan - Severe weather (ANDMA, AMD, NOAA-CPC, Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 13 January 2020)

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  • Several people have died as a result of heavy snow and low temperatures, which have affected parts of Afghanistan.

  • As of 13 January, media report at least 17 fatalities.

  • In Herat Province (central-west Afghanistan) and Kandahar Province (central Afghanistan), several houses have collapsed. Humanitarian aid operations have been hindered by the closure of key roads, including the Salang Tunnel and the Kabul-Kandahar Highway.

  • Heavy snow and moderate rain are forecast over north-eastern areas of Afganistan. On 14 January no heavy snow is expected, while minimum temperatures could fall below -10 degrees Celsius in central and northeastern areas of the country.