Overall Green alert Flood
in Afghanistan

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

GDACS ID FL 1102021
Death: 4
Displaced: -
Countries: Afghanistan
From - To 23 May - 25 May


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Afghanistan - Floods (ECHO 25 May 2023)Thu, 25 May 2023 10:23

  • In the last few days, central Afghanistan has been affected by heavy rainfall that caused floods and resulted in casualties and damage.
  • According to media and GDACS, four people died in the Town of Firozkoh (Ghor Province) while in Pasaband District, located in the same province, two others died and a person is reported missing following flood events. Furthermore, more than 100 houses have been destroyed as well as 200 ha of crops.
  • For the next 24 hours, drier conditions are expected across the affected province while light to moderate rain is forecast over north-western Afghanistan.
Afghanistan, Late May 2023Heavy rain and flash floods on 23 May 2023 killed four people in Ghor Province, Afghanistan. The incident occurred in a small village outside the provincial capital Chaghcharan (also Firuzkoh). Houses were destroyed or washed away during the floods. Damage assessments were ongoing and the number of casualties could rise, local officials said.Wed 24 May 2023FloodList provided by Copernicus GLOFAS
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