Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Badakhshan Abi-Barik village landslide: 5 May 2014

Following a visit the location of a deadly landslide which killed hundreds in north-eastern Afghanistan late last week, displaced by natural disasters in the country as well as the need for long-term preventive measures. Flying in a helicopter, Nowabad area of Abi-Barik village in the Argo district of Badakhshan province. “This tragedy highlights the need for greater attention to the larger issue of the natural disasters that are so frequent in the northern part of the country – the floods, the landslides and the droughts – so this is just one part of an ongoing story so that should get much focused attention from the international community and the longer-term attention towards greater preparedness and disaster risk reduction, Hundreds of people were killed in Abi-Barik’s Nowabad area when a landslide struck, following heavy rainfall, on Friday morning. 

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