Fresh flash floods have killed more than sixty people and over 150 more are still missing in the northeastern Nuristan province of Afghanistan.

Torrential rain has led to floods which have too ravaged eighty houses in the Kamdish district of the mountainous province.

Torrential monsoon downpour kills tens of people and destroys tens of houses and tens of kilometers of agricultural land across Afghanistan every year.

Sub-standard houses and residential areas subjected to floods are considered to be the biggest cause.

Provincial officials in Nuristan province have said that the rescue operations are underway and will soon find the people missing in mud.

The flash floods come at a time when Afghanistan is suffering from severe drought in many provinces which have also concerned the International community.

Afghanistan is a landlocked country but has a great source of clean/potable water which is flowing to neighboring countries. Afghan people have repeatedly asked the government to manage the water flowing to neighboring countries and charge them for the water pouring there.

Floods are another misery contributing to Afghanistan’s sufferings along with the third wave of coronavirus and an unprecedented rise in insecurity.


  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.