Afghanistan Drought

Updated: 11/20/2018 12:59:41 AM
In the past week, another 120,000 people have arrived in Qala-e-Naw City, Badghis, due to the drought. In Kandahar, assessment teams verified the arrival of 2,800 drought-displaced people from Badghis and Ghor and 1,400 in the district centre of Maiwand, Kandahar. The total displacement due to the drought has reached a total of 275,000 people, exceeding the number of people displaced by conflict in 2018 by 52,000 people.
Source: DORRIS

Published Saturday, November 17, 2018

The number of Afghans who urgently need food aid has grown to 3.5 million, as a drought has hit vast parts of the country, the World Food Program (WFP) said Friday.

Twenty out of 34 provinces are suffering from a lack of water, especially in the north-west.

More than 200,000 people have fled their homes and moved elsewhere in Afghanistan because of the drought, WFP spokesman Herve Verhoosel told a press conference in Geneva.

Farmers have delayed planting or downsized their wheat cultivation, following the lack of rain and snowfall during the last winter.

Goats and sheep have been struggling to find food, according to an earlier report by the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
Source: DORRIS

Afghanistan Drought Facts

Power: 0
Affected Area: 1 km.
Alert Level: Orange
Category: Met
Response: Execute
Severity: Severe
Urgency: Immediate
Certainty: Observed

Evacuated: 275000
Affected: 3500000

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