Details of Disaster Information


Afghanistan : Cold Wave : 2005/02/10
GLIDE: CW-2005-000019-AFG  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 2005/02/10
Country
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District
Afghanistan
Name Cold Wave
Outline More than 60 people are believed to have died from cold weather in southern, eastern and northern provinces of Afghanistan.

Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Report/Articles
  • Reuters AlertNet 2005/02/24
    An international aid group said on Thursday it had reports that up to 150 children had died of cold-related illnesses in one part of a snowbound Afghan province, and hundreds more may have died.
  • BBC News 2005/02/17
    Severe winter weather has claimed more than 260 lives in recent weeks and affected thousands of others across Afghanistan, officials have said.
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2005/02/12
    Severe winter weather has affected much of the country during the past one month. There have been at least 100 deaths reported so far due to extreme cold temperature and cold related illness. However the death toll is expected to rise as more information becomes available.
  • IRIN News 2005/02/10
    Most of the preventable deaths were caused by a lack of access to vulnerable communities in winter. "There is no possibility of going by road, horse or on foot. Aid can only be airlifted," the health minister noted.