Flooding, Afghanistan

August 2020

People Helped


Humanitarian Needs

Heavy rainfall beginning August 25 has triggered flash floods and mudslides in northeast Afghanistan, resulting in 200 deaths, many more injuries, and displacing hundreds of people. The families who are living in open spaces or under tents are facing serious protection risk due to cold weather and insecurity. The flooding will increase the level of food insecurity, mainly for the families who lost their crops and livestock, which is the main source of livelihood.

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Humanitarian Response

Oxfam will provide funding and technical advice to selected families so they can rebuild their houses with special attention to quality and resistance to weather events.

In order to support livelihoods, Oxfam will offer a short-term work opportunity to 400 heads of households. Every beneficiary will work for 18 days and will receive the equivalent to the cost of food for a family for one month. They will work to repair damaged infrastructure such as irrigation canals and drinking water sources.

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