Fatalities Increase as Floods Ravage Afghanistan


KABUL (BNA): The State Ministry of Disaster Management has reported a rise in the number of flood victims in Afghanistan as of Wednesday, April 17. A total of 70 individuals have lost their lives, while 56 others have sustained injuries due to the recent floods.

According to the Ministry’s statement, the devastating floods have left 2,627 residential houses either partially or completely destroyed. The impact of the heavy rainfall and flooding has been felt across 23 provinces, resulting in the loss of 600 livestock.

In response to the emergency situation, the Ministry has committed to providing permanent housing for the affected individuals to address their immediate needs.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (OCHA) has also pledged support by offering health, cash, food, drinking water, and temporary shelter assistance to the flood victims. Various aid agencies have also announced plans to provide food and cash assistance to those affected by the natural disasters in Afghanistan.

The National Meteorological Department has issued a forecast predicting more rainfall in the country until Sunday, April 21, raising concerns about the ongoing threat of further flooding.


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