Humanitarian Assistance Programme (HAP) Extreme/Harsh Weather Weekly Situation Report (3 - 12 February 2017)

Situation Report
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31 Affected provinces

2,359 Reported affected families

126 Houses completely destroyed

380 Houses severely damaged

87 Houses partially damaged

134 Individual deaths

63 Individuals injured

652 Verified affected families following assessments

Situation Overview

Extreme weather conditions, including avalanches, floods, and heavy snowfall affected 31 provinces of Afghanistan on 03 February 2017. Badakhshan and Nooristan provinces were severely hit by two avalanches, resulting in causalities and destruction of houses.

An estimated 2,359 families were reportedly affected, with 134 deaths, and 63 persons sustaining injuries in various parts of the country.

The snow wreaked havoc on major roads in Afghanistan, delaying assessments and dispatching of relief assistance to affected families and rescuers, who were unable to reach snow-hit districts in the north, northeast, central, central highland, and eastern regions, with numerous roads cut off. The majority of the highways that were initially closed have since reopened; however, some roads linking to various districts are still closed, and efforts are underway by district authorities to reopen the roads.