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Afghanistan:Wild Fire:1999/06

Duration1999/06 A massive fire broke out in the forest of the Sholake valley, Kunar province. The fire started on 12 June, and it is continuing in all directions, and have burned over 5 hectares, devastated settlements.
Country or DistrictAfghanistan
NameWild Fire

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Personal Injury Material Damage Others
OCHA Situation Report No. 2 (1999/07/06)
According to Islamic Relief Agency (ISRA), No human losses were reported.
On 24 June, according to ISRA, the fires had spread from Shorak to the neighbouring villages and caused partial burning of the natural forests in Badail and Kurangal villages. In total approximately 160 sq km of forest have been destroyed.

Deutsche Presse Agentur 19 Jun 1999

The forest fire has displaced about 3,000 people and affected around 12 villages.

Deutsche Presse Agentur 17 Jun 1999

The blaze in Kunar province started Sunday and had consumed hundreds of hectares of forest.

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  • OCHA Situation Report No. 1 16 Jun 1999
    The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan appealed to the world community, specifically the neighbouring countries and the Islamic countries, to help and provide necessary support to the people of Afghanistan to cope with this tragedy.
Urgent Report from Supporting Members of the Asian Disaster Reduction Center