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Exploring community resilience and early warning solution for flash floods, debris flow and landslides in conflict prone villages of Badakhshan, Afghanistan

Source(s):  Elsevier

The objective of this paper is to explore the framework of existing monitoring/early warning systems (EWS) for landslides, mudslides and flood in selected villages/districts of district Badakhshan province. The framework is based on household questionnaire survey among 144 respondents selected through purposive sampling method. 

The Climate-related Disaster Community Resilience Framework (CDCRF) revealed that there diminishing resilience culture among the communities in conflict prone area of Badakhshan Mountain. However, despite their exposure to the climate induced extreme events, the community has not been able to develop their coping capacity. It has also been observer that the primary reason for diminishing resilience culture among communities, lack of public accesses to science based information, degradation of indigenous knowledge on hazard, gendered livelihood transformation and limited adaptive capacity.

The paper has proposed a new framework of early warning solution for flash floods, debris flow and land-slides, which has wider implication for disaster management and emergency planning in the mountains of conflict prone area of Afghanistan.



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  • Exploring community resilience and early warning solution for flash floods, debris flow and landslides in conflict prone villages of Badakhshan, Afghanistan
  • Publication date 2019
  • Author(s) Mohanty, Ashutosh; Hussain, Mujahid; Mishra, M.; Kattel, D. B.; Pal, Indrajit
  • Number of pages 11 p.

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