Taliban: Natural disasters killed 42 people and injured 45 over the last month

The Taliban’s State Ministry for Disaster Management has revealed that over the past month, at least 42 individuals have lost their lives, while 45 others have suffered injuries as a result of natural disasters in 13 provinces across the country.

In a video on Saturday, Shafiullah Rahimi, the ministry’s spokesperson, disclosed that these casualties were the outcome of torrential rains, floods, landslides, and various other natural disasters.

During this period, Rahimi added that 341 residential houses were entirely or partially destroyed, and an estimated 19,000 acres of agricultural land and gardens were ravaged. Additionally, around 1,354 livestock have died in these events. 

According to the information provided by the spokesperson of this ministry, the provinces of Kapisa, Maidan Wardak, Takhar, Badakhshan, Ghor, Kandahar, Kunar, Nuristan, Laghman, Paktia, Khost, Daikundi, and Nangarhar have been particularly affected by these events.

In response to these crises, Rahimi says that the ministry has been working in collaboration with aid agencies to provide food, non-food, and cash assistance to more than 15,000 affected and vulnerable families.

On behalf of the ministry, he appeals to donor countries, the United Nations, and other humanitarian organizations to continue their support and provision of aid to the people of Afghanistan.