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CO-Afghanistan Flood Response- Herat Province


Titre : CO-Afghanistan Flood Response- Herat Province

Pays : Afghanistan

Date : Start date 2019-04-09 // End date 2019-08-09

Identification : A-05981-02

The population of Herat province is facing devastation from multiple floods since the beginning of March, with at least 3 floods caused by heavy rainfall, with the most recent flood on 29 March. As of 19 March, more than 122,600 people across 14 provinces have been identified as being affected by the March floods and in need of humanitarian assistance. As a result of the floods, 63 people areknown to have died and a further 31 people have been injured. In Herat, the already desperate needs of a significant displaced population are worsened, with 10 people reported killed by the flash flooding as of April 1st.

WHEN ? The first heavy rains started mid-February, followed by flash floods on 3 March, 18 March and 29 March.

WHERE ? The flooding has been seen across eight provinces of Afghanistan, Farah, Kandahar, Hilmand, Hirat, Kapisa, Parwan, Zabul and Kabul, Heavy rains on 18 March caused fresh flooding in Herat province. The most affected Districts by the floods and the flash flooding have been : Herat, Khandahar, Helmand, Badghis and Farah.

WHO ? More than 250,000 people have been affected with more than 5,000 individuals have been affected directly by the floods. Rapidassessments have noted that 4,874 houses having been destroyed, 11,081 are partially damaged, and 7,567 have been damaged by the weather systems impacts. With continued rainfall and snowfall the populations are also at dangerous risk of health related impacts (including diarrheal diseases).

HOW ? Repeated disasters, including drought and continued conflict in these areas, have eroded people’s capacity to cope. Initial reports from assessment teams have noted that houses in affected areas have been completely washed away by the flash floods, others have been partially damaged. Families have lost their food supply and water sources have been destroyed or contaminated. Many have lost their crops and the land has been damaged permanently due to the debris, particularly due to pebbles that cover the agriculture land and leave arable land with long-term damage.

Financement : Oxfam Canada
Total budget : 149,632 EUR

Acteur (s) : Oxfam Novib

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