Extreme cold and heavy snow hit Afghanistan, killing at least 17 people

Extreme cold and heavy snow hit Afghanistan, killing at least 17 people

At least 17 people died as severe cold snap swept through Afghanistan on Saturday, January 11, 2020, bringing the total number of people killed by extremely cold weather this year to 24. The death toll may further increase as the Natural Disaster Management…

Flash floods destroy 220 homes, leave 24 people dead, Afghanistan

Flash floods destroy 220 homes, leave 24 people dead, Afghanistan

A new wave of heavy rainfall and flash floods hit parts of Afghanistan over the past couple of days. Kabul, Parwan, Ghour, Herat, Bamyan and Ghazni were among the worst affected. Over 500 people were rescued in Bamyan province. At least 24 people have been killed,…

Widespread flooding hit Afghanistan again, at least 5 dead, 17 missing

Widespread flooding hit Afghanistan again, at least 5 dead, 17 missing

A new wave of severe weather is affecting 16 of Afghanistan's 34 provinces since April 15, causing widespread flooding, damage and deaths. Herat Province is currently most affected, particularly its districts of Obey, Kohsan, Karrokh, Shindand and Guzara. As of…

Severe floods swept away 16 000 homes, death toll rises to 70, Afghanistan

Severe floods swept away 16 000 homes, death toll rises to 70, Afghanistan

Heavy rainfall has been affecting central, southern and western regions of Afghanistan since the start of the month, triggering deadly floods that resulted in widespread destruction. The most affected provinces are Kandahar, Helmand, Farah, Herat and Badghis, DG…

Drought in Afghanistan affecting over million people

Drought in Afghanistan affecting over million people

Afghanistan faces the threat of serious drought this year after recording the lowest snowfall and rain in years over the 2017/18 winter, officials said on April 23, 2018. At least 22 of 34 provinces are already suffering badly. In a statement released by the United…

16 dead after severe floods hit Afghanistan, 51 in Pakistan

16 dead after severe floods hit Afghanistan, 51 in Pakistan

Heavy rain has been affecting Afghanistan's eastern province of Badakhshan over the past couple of days, causing floods that killed at least 16 people. In neighboring Pakistan, heavy rains since June 27 caused floods and landslides that claimed lives of at least…