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OCHA: Recent rains cause financial and agricultural damage in Afghanistan

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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

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has announced that heavy rains and floods in recent days across Afghanistan have destroyed 540 houses and 1,500 hectares of cultivated land.

OCHA stated that on Saturday, March 30, the most significant damage occurred in Faryab, Nangarhar, and Dykundi provinces.

According to the agency, six bridges and 450 kilometres of roads in seven provinces of the country have also been destroyed due to floods in the past two days.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs emphasizes that this is the third time that floods have occurred in the northern region of Afghanistan in less than a month.

According to OCHA’s report, seven people have lost their lives due to the floods, and more than 350 livestock have perished in the provinces of Nangarhar, Dykundi, and Parwan.

Government authorities have also announced that in the past year, 1,129 people have lost their lives, and 941 others have been injured due to natural disasters in the country.

In recent months, many provinces have witnessed heavy rainfall, snowfall, and flooding during the winter season.

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