Afghanistan

Floods in Afghanistan 24 April–2 May 2014

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  • Torrential rains on 24 and 25 April led to flash floods affecting 27 districts in western, northern and northeastern Afghanistan.

  • As of 31 March, 11 provinces (nine in northern Afghanistan) had received between 19% and 55% of long-term average annual rainfall. Some areas received more than 90mm of rain.

  • As of 1 May, 165 people have been killed, 67,000 people affected, and around 16,000 displaced. The three most affected provinces are Jawzjan, Faryab and Sar-e-Pul (Adapted from OCHA, 01/05/2014, PressTV, 01/05/2014):