Recent natural disasters have left hundreds dead and wounded across Afghanistan
The Taliban’s State Ministry for Disaster Management has reported a series of natural disasters in recent months that have resulted in hundreds of dead and wounded and extensive damage across Afghanistan.
Shafiullah Rahimi, Taliban’s spokesperson for the ministry, said in a video statement on Tuesday that at least 151 lost their lives and 225 others sustained injuries due to the devastating events that unfolded since April.
As a result of heavy rainfalls, flash floods, and storms, over 2,000 residential homes were destroyed or damaged, 3,279 livestock were injured, and more than 3,000 hectares of land and farmland were ravaged.
The State Ministry for Disaster Management in collaboration with domestic and international relief organizations has provided humanitarian assistance to over 78,000 affected families.
Rahimi emphasized that the Taliban’s State Ministry for Disaster Management is actively working to provide more necessary assistance and support to other affected and vulnerable families.
The spokesperson also appealed for international assistance to aid in the recovery and rebuilding efforts following these catastrophic natural disasters.