Over 110,000 affected by floods in past two months

The number of households affected by flash floods in different parts of Afghanistan over the past two months has increased from 10,000 (50,000-60,000 people) to about 22,000 (110,000-132,000 people), according to new assessments by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) contained in OCHA Afghanistan’s Floods Update No 5.

Rapid snowmelt is likely to cause problems in the Kunduz river basin and perpetuate floods in Kunduz and Baghlan provinces, northern Afghanistan, in the coming 2-4 weeks, said the Update. “Contingency planning for relocation of the affected population and prepositioning of relief stocks should begin immediately to ensure a timely response,” it added.