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IEA allocates 20 mln Afghani for flood-affected families in 14 provinces

The official of the State Ministry for Disaster Management in a press conference on Tuesday shared details of the recent floods that happened in 14 provinces of the country. The spokesman of the State Ministry for Disaster Management Mohammad Abdullah Janan Saiq, expressing condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in the recent floods, said that the ministry’s response team immediately reached to the flood-affected provinces and provided assistance to the victims He said that the ministry, in coordination with charitable organizations, was able to provide food, non-food items and cash assistance to the floodaffected people in 14 provinces. Regarding the damages caused by the flash floods, Saiq stated: “In the recent floods that took place during the past ten days in 14 provinces, 294 people lost their lives, and 266 others were injured. He added that in the recent floods, 14,923 families were displaced, and 6,655 livestock have perished.” He further added that the Islamic Emirate is providing cash assistance to flood-affected families in respective provinces and so far, 17,807 affected families have received cash assistance. The Islamic Emirate has provided 20 million Afghanis in cash assistance to the families of the martyrs, the injured, and those who lost their livestock in these incidents. The process of providing assistance is ongoing in the flood-affected provinces. Meanwhile, the European Union, in a statement on Tuesday said that it has provided 400,000 euros (over 30 million Afghani) in response to widespread flooding in the north of Afghanistan in the past few weeks. The assistance will be delivered through EU humanitarian partners ACTED and DACAAR, to assist affected families in Baghlan, Badakhshan and Takhar provinces. It will include an emergency multi-sectorial response through cash assistance as well as access to clean water, emergency sanitation and hygiene supplies, the statement read. The European Union, also, noted that it has been funding humanitarian operations in Afghanistan since 1994, providing close to 1.8 billion euros ($1.9 billion) in funding. Last year alone, the EU mobilized 159 million euros ($172 million) in humanitarian funding. According to reports, the shipments of humanitarian assistance from Qatar and Turkiye for the flood-stricken people of the country’s northern province of Baghlan arrived in Balkh a few days ago. The assistance included edible and non-edible, tents, medicines and some other necessary materials. Babrak Qayomi

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.