Thousands of homes destroyed, over 300 dead as flash floods ravage northern Afghanistan

Thousands of homes destroyed, over 300 dead as flash floods ravage northern Afghanistan

Northern Afghanistan is facing a catastrophic humanitarian crisis following severe flash flooding that began on Friday, May 10, 2024. The latest reports confirm 315 deaths and injuries to over 1 600 people, with Baghlan Province bearing the brunt of the devastation. Authorities fear the death toll will continue rising.

Flash floods in Afghanistan claim 33 lives, damage 600 houses

Flash floods in Afghanistan claim 33 lives, damage 600 houses

Heavy seasonal rainfall affecting Afghanistan since April 12, 2024, has led to devastating floods and roof collapses in 20 out of 34 provinces. As of April 15, these incidents have resulted in 33 fatalities and 27 injuries, with Kabul, Farah, Herat, Kandahar, and Zabul being the worst affected. Over 1 000 families have been impacted, and significant damage to property and infrastructure has been reported.

Heavy rainfall triggers fatal floods and extensive damage in Afghanistan

Heavy rainfall triggers fatal floods and extensive damage in Afghanistan

In recent days, central Afghanistan, specifically Ghor Province, has been severely impacted by heavy rainfall that triggered floods, resulting in casualties and significant damage. Six people have been reported dead, with one person missing, and over 100 houses, along with 200 ha (494 acres) of crops, have been destroyed.