Overall Orange alert Flood
in Afghanistan

Event summary

This flood can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1102616
Glide number: FL-2024-000068-AFG
Death: 370
Displaced: -
Countries: Afghanistan
From - To 09 May - 19 May

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Flood in Afghanistan - UNITAR-UNOSAT ActivationTue, 14 May 2024 07:42

UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
Afghanistan - Floods, update (ECHO 14 May 2024)Tue, 14 May 2024 11:06

  • Heavy rainfall has been affecting northern, central and western Afghanistan since 10 May, causing flash floods, floods and mudslides, which have resulted in casualties and severe damage. The affected provinces are Baghlan, the worst affected, Badakhshan, Takhar, Ghor, and Herat.
  • UN and media report, as of 14 May, more than 330 fatalities, of which over 300 across the Baghlan province. In addition, media also report an uncertain number of displaced people, who will need temporary shelter. Around 3,000 destroyed houses were reported in the Baghlan province and approximately 300 across Takhar and Badakhshan provinces.  At least 2,000 houses were damaged. Needs are for shelter, food, clean water and medical support. 
  • Over the next 48 hours, drier conditions are expected over the affected areas.
Flood in Afghanistan - UNITAR-UNOSAT ActivationWed, 15 May 2024 12:03

UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
Flood in Afghanistan - EC/ECHO daily mapThu, 16 May 2024 16:54

A new EC/ECHO daily map is now available
Flood in Afghanistan - UNITAR-UNOSAT ActivationThu, 16 May 2024 15:40

UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
Flood in Afghanistan - UNITAR-UNOSAT ActivationMon, 20 May 2024 09:04

UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
Afghanistan - Floods (ECHO 21 May 2024)Tue, 21 May 2024 10:07

  • Heavy rainfall affected northern and western Afghanistan on 17-18 May, causing flooding that resulted in casualties and damage. The Faryab and Ghor provinces are the worst affected.
  • According to UN OCHA, as of 20 May, at least 120 people died, of whom 84 in Faryab province and 50 in Ghor province, five people have been injured and 40 people are still missing in the Faryab province. Approximately 7,870 buildings have been damaged across both provinces.
  • Over the next 24 hours, drier conditions are expected over the affected areas.
Flood in Afghanistan - EC/ECHO daily mapWed, 22 May 2024 18:26

A new EC/ECHO daily map is now available
Afghanistan, May 2024Severe flash floods impacted several provinces of Afghanistan following heavy rain that began around 09 May 2024. WFP in Afghanistan reported more than 300 people died in Baghlan Province where more than 1,000 houses were destroyed. Afghanistan's Interior Ministry also reported flooding in Takhar and Herat Provinces. International Rescue Committee (IRC) also reported flooding and damages in Ghor, Kunduz, Badakhshan, Samangan and Badghis.Sun 12 May 2024FloodList provided by Copernicus GLOFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2024. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 257 | About casualties: 144 | Last hour: 3

WHO Distributes 25 Tons Of Aid To Flood Victims In Afghanistan's Ghor2024-05-23T01:01+0200.

- Khaama Press) The World Health Organization announced on Wednesday that it has provided 25 tons of essential aid to address the flood crisis in the Ghor province. The assistance includes medical packages, tents, and solar lamps for flood
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Hotter and wetter monsoon this year: NCHM2024-05-22T23:34+0200.

Yangyel Lhaden. The coming monsoon, between June and September, might be a difficult monsoon, according to experts from the National Centre for Hydrology and Meteorology (NCHM), with the centre’s outlook predicting slightly above normal tem
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WHO distributes 25 tons of aid to flood victims in Afghanistan’s Ghor2024-05-22T22:51+0200.

The World Health Organization announced on Wednesday that it has provided 25 tons of essential aid to address the flood crisis in the Ghor province. The assistance includes medical packages, tents, and solar lamps for flood victims in Ghor
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UNDP / AFGHANISTAN FLOODS2024-05-22T21:57+0200.

RECENT - Baghlan Province, Afghanistan: 1. Med shot, teenager walking through mud 2. Wide shot, damaged furniture being pulled out of flooded area 3. Tracking shot, flooded Baghlan streets 4. SOUNDBITE(Dari) Sayed Alem, Flood survivor: “We
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Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (36), (2), NASA (7), WMO (1), INFORM (2),