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UN: Recent floods affect 80,000 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
Afghan men clear debris and mud from a damaged house following a flash flood after 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)

The United Nations World Food Programme has announced that the recent floods in Afghanistan have affected 80,000 people.

On Sunday, May 26th, the organization confirmed in a message that ten people had died due to the recent floods in Badakhshan.

The United Nations World Food Programme emphasized that more floods have occurred in Afghanistan, causing significant human casualties and extensive financial losses.

In the latest instance, local officials in Badakhshan announced that the floods in the province’s capital had claimed the lives of ten members of a single family.

Additionally, the World Food Programme (WFP) has stated that it needs $14.5 million to provide urgent aid to flood victims in Afghanistan.

Reports indicate that from May 10th to May 17th, 9,000 houses were destroyed in the provinces of Baghlan, Ghor, Takhar, Badakhshan, Herat, and Balkh.

It is noteworthy that heavy rains and floods in recent weeks have resulted in hundreds of deaths and substantial financial damage across the country.

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