Recent flash floods have killed and injured tens of people across Afghanistan

Over the past week, heavy rains and flash flooding have occurred in several provinces of Afghanistan, reportedly killing at least 24 people and injuring more than 120 others, the Taliban has said.

According to the Taliban’s Ministry for Disaster Management, in the past two days alone, at least three people were killed in the Paktia, Paktika, Khost, and Maidan Wardak provinces, and 30 homes have been damaged or destroyed.

Shafiullah Rahimi, the spokesperson of the ministry, stated that 13 provinces were hit hardest since May 22, resulting in the ruin of 120 homes and some 3,000 Jereb (600 hectare) agricultural farms and land.

In April, at least 43 people were killed and 45 others critically injured due to a series of natural disasters, including flash floods.

Afghanistan has been severely impacted by recurring heavy rains and floods since last year, affecting thousands of families who remain displaced and in dire need of humanitarian assistance.