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Deadly year of Natural Disaster in Afghanistan

AT Kabul:

According to a report from World Bank, Natural disasters such as flooding, earthquakes, landslides, avalanches, and droughts are exacerbating vulnerability and poverty in Afghanistan.

Natural disasters have left over 1,000 people dead, and over 2,000 others injured across Afghanistan during the current year (1401), according to a Disaster Management Ministry officials.

Since 1980, disasters caused by natural hazards have affected 9 million people and caused over 20,000 fatalities in the country, the report stated.

the report stated that, at least 70 people died due to cold weather in January this year. More than 70,000 cattle are reported to have perished in the Baghlan, Sare-ePul, Frayab, Takhar, Kandahar, Nimroz and Badghis provinces. And more than 180 people were killed in flooding in the country during August 2022.

Last year in June, an earthquake killed at least 1,000 people and injured 1,500 in eastern Afghanistan, according to the document.

Natural disasters have left substantial financial losses to the people suffering in the country. Afghanistan is a natural hazard-prone country, including earthquakes, flooding, landslide, and freezing winters.

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