By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan April 16, 2019 KABUL — Torrential rains and flooding have swept across much of Afghanistan, killing at least five people, destroying and damaging hundreds of houses, and sweeping away livestock, officials say. Hashmat Bahaduri, a spokesman for Afghanistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA), said that heavy rains and flooding have
Ayaz Gul VOA News March 28, 2019 ISLAMABAD — An estimated 10 million people in Afghanistan, more than a quarter of its population, are facing “severe acute” food insecurity and are in need of urgent “life-saving” humanitarian assistance in the wake of recent floods and drought, warns an international relief agency. Three years of drought have
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 3, 2019 At least 20 people have been killed, including several children, as flash floods struck Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province, UN relief officials say. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on March 2 that floods washed away homes and vehicles after heavy rains hit Kandahar city
Reuters: At least 20 people including children were killed in southern Afghanistan by flash floods that engulfed up to 2,000 homes and swept away cars, the U.N. agency coordinating relief efforts said on Saturday. Heavy rains struck Kandahar city and six districts on Friday, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in
1TV: At least five people, including two children, have been killed by flooding in Afghanistan’s western provinces, local officials said Wednesday. Of them two have been killed in Herat province while the remaining three died in Farah province. Click here to read more (external link). Related Bad Weather Causes Havoc In Herat
MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan, May 19 (Xinhua) — At least 17 people were killed and 23 others wounded after heavy torrential rains caused fresh flooding in two Afghan northern provinces, authorities said Saturday. The seasonal disasters happened over the past 48 hours, in Charhar Kint, Chimtal, Shulgara and Khulm districts of Balkh province, resulting in the death
Ariana: Speaking at an event titled “Women’s role in water resources’ management” held on Tuesday in, Kabul Abdullah stressed on water management in the country. “Water is being used ruthlessly in the capital and other provinces that creates challenges for the new generation [in the country],” he said. Click here to read more (external link). Related
Tolo News: At least six people have died in flash floods in Herat since Wednesday night, officials confirmed Thursday. According to them, dozens of businesses and houses have been badly damaged following heavy rains in the past few days. Click here to read more (external link).
SARI PUL, Afghanistan, May 18 (Xinhua) — At least 24 people were killed Wednesday after floods triggered by monsoon rains hit a remote area in Afghanistan’s northern province of Sari Pul, said the provincial governor. “A total of 10 persons were also injured and nearly 40 others went missing after the natural disaster hit Kohistanat
Press TV April 18, 2016 At least 38 people have lost their lives due to heavy rains accompanied by flash floods in northern parts of Afghanistan, officials say. Afghan officials said on Monday that the deaths were reported in the country’s northern provinces of Takhar, Badghis and Samangan during flash floods that began Sunday night.