Event Report

Base data

Event code FL-FLA/03801/AFG
Main category Flood
Sub category flood
Event date (UTC) Sun, 09 May 2021 06:43:12 +0000
Last update (UTC) Wed, 12 May 2021 02:00:58 +0000


Continent Asia
Country Afghanistan
Administration area Multiple location
Exact location 17 provinces
Open Location Code: 8J6CRPHM+7H
Size of affected area Nationwide event
Additional events None or not detected.

Common Alerting Protocol Information

Urgency Past
Certainty Observed
Severity Extreme
Category Met

Event details

Flooding in Afghanistan has left dozens of people dead and scores of others with nowhere to live. The country's disaster agency said earlier this week that at least 50 people had died and 16 were injured during four days of heavy rainfall that affected 17 provinces in the war-torn country. On Saturday, international news agency EFE quoted disaster ministry head, Tamim Azimi, as saying the number had since climbed higher. “We have so far found 78 dead bodies. Thirty-two people are still missing while another 30 are injured,” he said. More than 2,600 houses were damaged or destroyed, according to EFE. The Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority's Meteorological Department had warned of thunderstorms, heavy rain, and flash flooding across large swaths of the country. A report from the U.S. Famine Early Warning System Network said more than 3 inches of rain was possible in some areas. The severe weather started on May 2, according to an update from the European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations. The agency said the province of Herat was the hardest hit. The government was handing out food and supplies and working to shore up roads. Key supply lines were blocked in some areas. “We have sent heavy machinery to clean and open the closed roads and highways,” Azimi told EFE. He said rescue teams were still searching for the missing on Saturday, despite diminishing hopes of finding survivors. The flooding also destroyed more than 5,000 acres of farmland and killed more than 3,600 farm animals.
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Situation update

Heavy rain has been affecting several provinces of Afghanistan, particularly Herat, since 2 May, causing flash floods and floods, and resulting in casualties and damage. The most affected provinces are Herat, Ghor, Maidan Wardak, Baghlan, Samangan, Khost, Bamyan, Daikundi, and Badakhshan. According to media reports, at least 25 people have died, hundreds have been displaced and more than 150 houses were destroyed in Herat province. For the next 24 hours moderate to heavy rain is forecast across most parts of northern and central Afghanistan. Heavy rain with thunderstorms and flash floods warnings have been issued across several provinces of central, northern, eastern, and western Afghanistan on 5 May. (ECHO, 5 May 2021) Several provinces were affected by widespread flash flooding events since 3 May which have caused fatalities and destroyed homes. At least 37 people have died, more than 910 households were affected, dozens of homes destroyed, irrigation canals damaged and livestock lost across ten provinces in central, northern, and western regions of Afghanistan, according to the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority. Assessments and the provision of humanitarian assistance are ongoing but slowed down by access constraints.


Number of dead: 128 person(s)
Number of injured: 46 person(s)
Number of Affected: 0 person(s)
Number of Rescued/evacuated: 0 person(s)
Number of Missing: 32 person(s)
Number of Infected: 0 person(s)

Event Specific Details

[Flood - flood]

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