On 4 January 2010, a massive landslide triggered nearly 1.5 KM wide blockage (referred to as the ‘Dam’) across Hunza River and Karakoram Highway (KKH) at Ataabad, 15 KMs east of Karimabad ( Hunza-Nagar district). Loss of life in Attabad was prevented through timely evacuations. However, humanitarian consequences of the disaster are:- · 20 died in an adjoining village of Sarat and 7 were injured;
Heavy rains caused flooding in 40 districts surrounding the Kur (Kura), Azerbaijan's main river. 20,000 homes have been flooded, 300 of them ruined, and 2,000 fell into disrepair. 50,000 hectares of cultivated land and pasture are under water.
The torrential rains of 7 May, 2010, caused floods and mudslides in Tajikistan. In total 10 districts were affected in the south regions, of wich Vose, Muminabad, Temurmalik, Baljuvon and Shurabad districts and Kulyab town of Kulyab region, as well as Nurek, J. Rumi, Yovon and Jilikul districts of Kurgan-tube region.
Rainfall and torrential flooding in western province of Herat has devastated many areas, killing some 14 people, including seven children, injuring 30 others, damaging more than 250 houses and destroying around 300 hectares of agricultural land.
Since March 1st 2010, the long rains have been pounding most parts of Kenya resulting in flood situations in parts of the Kenya. The floods have claimed 56 lives country wide; over 9,135 house holds have since been displaced and over 90,000 persons affected.
The Caprivi region, particularly those constituencies traversed by the Zambezi and Chobe rivers which are Kabbe and Katima Rural have experienced high water flows arising from Zambia causing severe flooding.
The Colombian Red Cross said Wednesday that 3,000 families across the country have been affected the floods, landslides and high winds that have battered the country in the last two weeks, according to Caracol Radio.
As a result of heavy rains on 11 April 2010, rural areas of Tajikistan have been affected by flooding and landslides. Around 18 villages throughout the country have been affected. In total 319 houses (with 1,914 inhabitants) have been damaged, out of which 5 houses totally destroyed. Two people were killed by the floods.
A sharp increase in the temperature from minus 10 degrees to plus 10 degrees triggering the melting of snow caused floods between 22 and 26 March, inundating seven settlements in four municipal districts in the Volgograd region of the Russian Federation. Some 3,250 people, including 197 children were affected and had to be evacuated into temporary shelter solutions