Details of Disaster Information

Afghanistan : Snowfall, Avalanche : 2012/01
GLIDE: AV-2012-000007-AFG  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 2012/01
Name Snowfall, Avalanche
Outline Heavy snow has caused major avalanches in the northeastern province of Badakhshan in Afghanistan. 28 are reported killed.

Human Impact Physical Impact Others

Related Links
  • OCHA 2012/03/12
    50 people are reported dead and another 146 believed to be under the snow due to avalanche emergency in Dispay, Shaki District, Badakhshan province, which took place on 4 March 2012.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2012/03/06
    At least 37 people died and hundreds were still trapped in northern Afghanistan on 6 March 2012 when a snow avalanche covered an entire village near the northern border with Tajikistan, local officials said.
    Before 6 March, freezing cold and avalanches had claimed the lives of 60 people in Badakhshan province this winter, officials said
  • OCHA 2012/01/23
    Cumulatively 43 people have died and 65 injured as a result of avalanche and extreme cold temperatures.
  • OCHA 2012/01/19
    Provincial Disaster Management Committee reported that 28 are reported killed and 36 injured as a result of the avalanches in the vicinity of ten districts north of Fayzabad.
Geographycal Data Information
  • OCHA 2012/01/19
    Afghanistan: Districts Affected by Avalanches ‐ Badakhshan Province (as of 19 Jan 2012)