The floods occurring across Afghanistan over the last month have inflicted heavy financial losses on the citizens, according to the State Ministry for Disaster Management.
According to the ministry, more than 165 people died and nearly 300 others were wounded by the floods in over 20 provinces of the country.
“These floods caused financial loss as well. Hundreds of residences have been partially or full destroyed. It had many casualties,” said Mohammad Naseem Haqqani, spokesman for the ministry.
Thousands of acres of agriculture land have been destroyed by the floods. The Islamic Emirate called on the international community to provide the flood-affected people with aid.
Meanwhile, the flood victims called for emergency aid, saying they are struggling with essential living needs.
“It has caused a lot of damages. There was drought for a while. There was a decreased harvest of wheat due to flooding,” said Zadran, a resident of Uruzgan.
The Ministry of Public Works said that many highways across the country have been closed due to the floods.
“The Ministry of Public Works ensures all the citizens that all machinery and employees of the ministry are working in all provinces to open the highways and streets which are affected by the floods,” he said.
Afghanistan has gone through a dire drought that severely affected the farmers and the country’s agriculture sector.
The recent flooding has also cased financial losses to the farmers.