The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

Recent floods cause human, financial losses

According to the statistics provided by the State Ministry for Disaster Management, in the past year, around 700 people lost their lives, and over 700 others were injured due to natural disasters across Afghanistan. “In the past year, more than 100000 families have been displaced from their areas due to natural disasters. The damages are also extensive, and their financial assessment is quite challenging. We have assisted nearly one million families, including cash aid, foodstuff, clothing, and other necessities required for them in various regions. Additionally, throughout Afghanistan, we have restored and reconstructed more than 25,000 homes that needed repair,” said Shafiqullah Rahimi, the spokesperson of the ministry. Meanwhile, some natural disaster-hit people have constantly complained about the lack of assistance from government agencies and institutions. They have stated that they have not received any help yet and have lost their belongings and livelihoods due to the devastating floods. According to some floodsaffected residents, the situation is quite challenging, with most houses destroyed and their lives devastated. They urge the Islamic Emirate to assist these affected families. Confirming the people’s sufferings in flood-hit areas, the spokesperson of the Islamic Emirate stated that in the past year, nearly 70,000 livestock have also perished as a result of natural disasters, and more than 120,000 jeribs of agricultural land have been destroyed. According to officials from the State Ministry for Disaster Management, all 20 of Afghanistan are at risk of floods, four provinces are at risk of landslides, and others are facing the danger of snow avalanches. It is worth mentioning that dozens of people have lost their lives, and numerous residential houses have been destroyed. Every year, people in various parts of Afghanistan face such natural disasters, leading to the loss of their lives and livelihoods. According to some environmental experts, people should not live in flood-prone areas and avoid residing in regions where seasonal rains and intense heat lead to the occurrence of floods as during these times, they are at a hundred percent risk of facing floods or landslides, making it a significant danger for them. These floods have occurred in many provinces, including Parwan, Badakhshan, Maidan Wardak, Paktia, Paktika, Logar, Daykundi, Uruzgan, and Zabul. In the most recent flash flooding in the Raghestan district of Badakhshan province, ten residential houses were destroyed, causing significant financial losses to the affected people. The occurrence of floods in the districts of Yamgan, Kofab, Tishkan, and Tagab in Badakhshan province has also resulted in significant financial damages. Every year, the ongoing floods take a toll on the people, yet the government and institutions have not taken proactive measures for the floodaffected areas and have not received assistance promptly. It is expected that the State Ministry for Disaster Management pays attention to this matter. Shukria Kohistani

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.