Nearly 13,000 affected by natural disasters in Afghanistan in last three months

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that nearly 12,800 people were affected by natural disasters in Afghanistan during the first quarter of 2024.

A graphic released by OCHA detailed that the disasters impacted regions across the country, with half of the affected individuals located in the southern and eastern provinces.

Specifically, 3,700 people were affected in southern areas, 3,000 in eastern regions, 2,600 in northern areas, 1,200 in western areas, 1,200 in the capital, 800 in southeast regions, and 300 in northeast regions. The incidents included earthquakes, floods, heavy rains, snowfalls, and landslides.

OCHA anticipates these figures will increase as the year progresses.

Previously, the Taliban’s Ministry of Disaster Management reported that 70 people died in floods and incidents related to heavy rains across Afghanistan.