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Over 1,000 people killed in Natural Disaster in Afghanistan

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Fidel Rahmati
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Photo: People affected by the earthquake in eastern Afghanistan, Photo/WHO.

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

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

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

According to the de facto government, 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.

Meanwhile, more than 180 people were killed in flooding in the country during August 2022, the report stated.

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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