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Sunday, January 22, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Avalanches killed 41 civilians in Badakhshan province. 
Dr. Shah Wali Adeeb governor of Badakhshan said to BNA, avalanches in Badakhshan province killed 42 civilians and injured 60 others. 
According to Badakhshan governor five houses have been destroyed in these avalanches. 
He added 13 districts in Badakhshan faced with famine, if emergency assistance not reach to these districts, they will face with more problems.  Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Sunday, January 22, 2012
Faizabad (BNA) A civilian was martyred and four others wounded in avalanche in Badakhshan province yesterday. 
Sanaullah Amiri head of disaster management Dept. of Badakhshan said to BNA, 15 graduated students of Shewa high School of Arghistan district who went to Sheghnan high school for passing university exam in returning, one of them were martyred and four injured in heavy avalanche along the way of Dasht-e-Shewa , Shghnan district. 
According to him, in this event a student was martyred and four injured and others were rescued with the cooperation of people of the area. 
It is said that the injured of this event rushed by a military copter to Aghakhan medical clinic in Sheghnan district.
From beginning of the winter, 100 civilians were martyred and injured in heavy avalanches in Badakhshan province. 
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Sunday, January 22, 2012
Sheberghan (BNA) Tens of families in Jawzjan province has lost their homes due to water rise in the Amu River. 
The water rise is unprecedented in the recent years and for a month is affecting the Qarqeen district. 
According to data released by the department for disaster preparedness in the province, the water rise have destroyed 87 homes in Shur Tepa, Kuk, Denaroukhan located on the course of the Amu River banks and has displaced around 6,000 residents of those regions. 
The head of the department Eng. Azizurrehman Aemaq said that water is on the rise for the past three days and it is further threatening other residential areas on its course as well. 
Presently, the national committee for disaster in Jawzjan with the cooperation of Afghan Red Crescent Society, agriculture and irrigation department is providing tents, winter clothes and food items for the displaced people but they say that it is inadequate for them. 
Amir Mohammad who has lost his home that he along with wife and three children have no place to live in. 
It is said that the displaced families need shelter, food and winter cloths. 
Amir Mohammad asked the government to render them emergency aid. 
He added that still tens of families whose homes are being threatened by water may leave their dwellings as well.
The Qarqeen district is the remotest district of Jawzjan lying on the course of Amu River with neighboring Turkmenistan and it is 50km distant to the center of Jawzjan. 
The people living close to the Amu River have lost their crops and homes every year. 
On the Turkmenistan side they have consolidated the river banks and now all the water pressure is directed on the Afghan territory and every year it is turning Afghan territories into river bed. 
The Afghan government has carried out some assessments of this issue but so far no practical steps have been taken in this respect.

Sunday, January 22, 2012
Aibak (BNA) Distribution of wheat was started by “World Food Program on Wednesday to vulnerable families in Samangan province. 
Local officials say the families can’t afford to buy foodstuffs. 
According to Rajab Ali Yousifi, provincial director for counter incidents in Samangan, nearly 422 tons of wheat is to be distributed to 2813 vulnerable families in the province. 
Mohammad Abrahim, a resident of Zourabi village of Aibak while carrying distributed sacks of wheat said the assistance would a little bit solve my problem. 
Meanwhile, Mohammad Sediq Aziz, a spokesman for Samangan governor considered that the assistance would cut down effects of drought in the province.