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
1TV: A magnitude 5.6 earthquake was recorded in Afghanistan’s north-eastern province of Badakhshan on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of major damage. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: A magnitude 4.9 earthquake hit Baghlan province in the north of Afghanistan on Wednesday night, injuring nine people and damaging 60 residential houses. Mohammad Naseer Kohzad, Natural Disaster Management Director in Baghlan province, told Ariana News that the epicenter of the jolt was Hindu Kush mountains range, 14 kilometers far away from Pul-e-Khumri, the capital
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty July 12, 2018 A landslide has killed at least 10 people and destroyed nearly 300 homes in northeast Afghanistan. Two helicopters with a rescue team and emergency aid flew to the province of Panjshir where the disaster struck late on July 11. Omar Mohammadi, a spokesman for the National Disaster Management
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
KABUL, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) — A slight quake jolted Afghanistan’s northeastern Badakhshan, Takhar and the northern Kunduz and Baghlan provinces on Sunday, but no casualty has been reported. The tremor, according to locals and officials, occurred at around 01:40 p.m. local time in the said areas. “The tremor struck Badakhshan province but fortunately it was not
REACH Initiative: In October 2015, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck Badakhshan province, leaving over a hundred dead and tens of thousands displaced across Afghanistan’s most mountainous region. The earthquake struck during the lead up to winter, which only exacerbated the need to provide immediate winterized shelter assistance. Given the difficulty of accessing many affected areas, cash
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).
Tolo News: At least eight people were killed Sunday night when avalanches hit Shahr-e-Bozorg district of Badakhshan province, local officials said on Monday. The incident took place in Shakhya Par village of the Shahr-e-Bozorg district and injured eight other villagers, officials said. The avalanches took place after the province experienced heavy snow falls on the 10th