Thousands of homes were destroyed by flooding in Afghanistan

More than 125,000 people were affected by flash floods and landslides across large swathes of Afghanistan. Over 150 people died in the disaster, which began in April. Many are still missing.

More than 125,000 people have been affected across 27 provinces. Around 6,800 houses have been destroyed, and almost 7,600 damaged. Thousands were trapped by devastating landslides in the remote region of Badakhshan on 2 May.

Hundreds of volunteers arrived to dig out families buried under an initial landslide, and were hit by a second. Balkh has been worst hit by recent floodwaters, which inundated Khulm district, impacting an estimated 2,000 families.

Islamic Relief delivered much-needed humanitarian aid in the worst-hit Afghan communities. Our emergency response covered areas that – because of the security situation – have not been accessed by other humanitarian organisations. It included:

  • Distributing food parcels, benefitting 10,220 people in Sari Pul, Faryab and Badakhshan
  • Providing food supplies to meet the needs of 150 families affected by the Badakhshan landslide for two months
  • Coordinating with government and other agencies to provide transitional shelters to families that are currently living in tents.

We also want to work with local people to improve disaster-resilience and help them people to rebuild their livelihoods.