Details of Disaster Information

Afghanistan : Flood : 2005/03/20
GLIDE: FL-2005-000048-AFG  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 2005/03/20
Name Flood
Outline Floods caused by torrential rains and melting snow have killed more than 200 people and destroyed thousands of homes in several parts of Afghanistan over recent days, officials said on Sunday

Human Impact Physical Impact Others

Related Links
  • IRIN News 2005/04/08
    After serious flooding in southern Afghanistan in March, humanitarian workers in Kabul have told IRIN the worst is now over. "Most of the snow melt which we anticipated would cause flooding has now gone so the emergency that we thought might happen is less probable," John Odea of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) told IRIN on Thursday.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2005/03/22
    Humanitarian relief began to be distributed on Tuesday to victims of Afghan floods, which have left at least four confirmed dead, 200 missing and thousands homeless, interior ministry officials said.
  • OCHA Relief Web 2005/03/23
    A week of heavy rainfall from 15 to 21 March has resulted in flash flooding across Afghanistan and in 100 people missing and more than 800 familied affected.
  • Reuters Alertnet 2005/03/20
    Floods kill over 200 in Afghanistan