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UNICEF urges increased investment to combat climate change threats in Afghanistan

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Fidel Rahmati
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Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati
Afghan men clear mud from a house following flash floods after heavy rainfall at a village in Baghlan-e-Markazi district of Baghlan province on May 11, 2024. – More than 300 people were killed in flash flooding in Afghanistan’s northern province of Baghlan, the World Food Programme said on May 11. (Photo by Atif Aryan / AFP)

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), referring to the recent floods in Afghanistan, has called for increased investment to counter the threats arising from climate change, which primarily affect children.

In a report released on Monday, June 3, UNICEF stated that the humanitarian community and the United Nations must prepare to confront the new reality of natural disasters and climate change.

According to this report, floods pose an immediate and ongoing threat to children in Afghanistan. This “serious warning” necessitates that the international community expand its efforts and investments to support communities in reducing the impact of climate change on children.

The recent floods in Afghanistan, particularly in the provinces of Ghor, Baghlan, and Badakhshan, have raised concerns that Afghanistan is not prepared to handle the threats posed by climate change.

UNICEF’s report on the recent floods also indicates that nearly 350 people, including dozens of children, have lost their lives. Additionally, 7,800 residential houses have been completely or partially destroyed, and more than 5,000 families have been displaced due to the floods.

Meanwhile, the World Food Programme has announced that it will need at least $14.5 million over the next seven months to assist the victims of the recent floods in Afghanistan.

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