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40,000 children left homeless in Baghlan due to devastating floods: Save the Children

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati
Afghan men clear debris and mud from a damaged house following a flash flood after a heavy rainfall in Laqiha village of Baghlan-i-Markazi district in Baghlan province on May 11, 2024. – At least 62 people, mainly women and children, were killed on May 10 in flash flooding that ripped through Afghanistan’s Baghlan province, in the north of the country, a local official told AFP. (Photo by AFP)

Save the Children has expressed concern over the devastating consequences of floods in Baghlan province, stating that approximately 40,000 children in this province have lost their homes.

According to a statement released on Monday, May 13, the organization announced the launch of health clinics staffed by female and male specialists to assist the affected in Baghlan province.

Arshad Malik, the head of Save the Children, emphasized that children in Baghlan province have lost everything.

Save the Children attributes the recent floods in Baghlan province to Afghanistan’s vulnerability to climate change and notes that children are the primary victims.

According to the organization’s report, citing local authorities, at least 200 people, including children, have lost their lives in floods in Baghlan.

Earlier, the United Nations and several relief agencies called for urgent humanitarian assistance for the country’s flood victims.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations of the Taliban administration has announced a death toll of 315 people.

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