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DRR-Policy

Introduction: Afghanistan is considered as a country prone to a number of natural disasters Earthquakes, flooding, drought, landslides, and avalanches. Earthquakes are relatively frequent, being more frequent in the north and northeast, and often trigger landslides. Floods are common in the spring when snow begins to melt and rainfall is heavy. Afghanistan is located in a zone of high-seismic activity. Given the rugged and mountainous nature of the country and the location of villages, towns and cities, there is always a high propensity for widespread death and destruction whenever an earthquake, landslide, mudslide, avalanche, or flooding occurs, due to 2002 estimation that since the early 1980s, natural disasters in Afghanistan have killed an estimated 19,000 people and displaced 7.5 million people. Since 2000, there have been about 9 major earthquakes resulting to about 1,223 deaths.
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