Afghanistan – Deadly Flash Floods Hit Kunar Province

Local media in Afghanistan are reporting that at least 11 people have died in flash floods in the eastern province of Kunar, along the border with Pakistan.

Heavy rain fell in Ghaziabad district from Friday, 24 August, 2018. Eight of the victims were from the same family.

The flooding also damaged farmland, livestock and crops, as well as telecommunications, water supply and irrigation channels.

At least 10 people died after a landslide broke the banks of a natural dam in Panjshir province, eastern Afghanistan in mid-July, 2018.

The region of eastern Afghanistan is particularly affected by seasonal flooding and other natural disasters. A flood mitigation project by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has attempted to provide protection for some communities in the province.

IOM completes flood protection walls in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar, Kunar provinces. Photo: IOM