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UN Aid Distributed to Baghlan Flood Victims

Indrika Ratwatte, UNAMA Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator, who traveled to Baghlan, said the aid process for 15,000 affected families in this province is ongoing.

According to Ratwatte, Friday's floods in the provinces of Badakhshan, Takhar, and Baghlan have taken the lives of nearly 200 people, most of whom were women and children, and it has affected about 60,000 others.

Indrika Ratwatte said: "Almost 60,000 people have been affected by the floods so far, about 182 people have died, many were injured and we think there may be more when we discover the real extent of the damage."

He said that he is in Baghlan with his team to assist the flood victims with the help of national and international organizations.

Andriko Ratwatte said, "I’m here today with my UN partners … to support the response for the people in there provinces. As of today, the UN family together with partners have supported 15,000 individuals, and everyday we are reaching more and more villages."

Meanwhile, several flood victims are calling on the interim government officials and aid organizations for immediate humanitarian assistance and the construction of shelters.

Ali Khan, a flood victim, said, "They should properly survey the houses that have been destroyed, and rebuild our houses. It is getting warmer now, and living in tents here is hard."

Mohammad Awaz, another flood victim, said: "We are happy with the aid we have received, but it is not enough. It is currently warm, but how long can we live here in tents? Aid should go to those who are truly in need, not to those who are not flood victims but have come for the aid."

The United Nations Humanitarian Affairs Coordinator for Afghanistan also called on other international organizations for continued assistance to families affected by natural disasters in Afghanistan.

UN Aid Distributed to Baghlan Flood Victims

He said that he is in Baghlan with his team to assist the flood victims with the help of national and international organizations.

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Indrika Ratwatte, UNAMA Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator, who traveled to Baghlan, said the aid process for 15,000 affected families in this province is ongoing.

According to Ratwatte, Friday's floods in the provinces of Badakhshan, Takhar, and Baghlan have taken the lives of nearly 200 people, most of whom were women and children, and it has affected about 60,000 others.

Indrika Ratwatte said: "Almost 60,000 people have been affected by the floods so far, about 182 people have died, many were injured and we think there may be more when we discover the real extent of the damage."

He said that he is in Baghlan with his team to assist the flood victims with the help of national and international organizations.

Andriko Ratwatte said, "I’m here today with my UN partners … to support the response for the people in there provinces. As of today, the UN family together with partners have supported 15,000 individuals, and everyday we are reaching more and more villages."

Meanwhile, several flood victims are calling on the interim government officials and aid organizations for immediate humanitarian assistance and the construction of shelters.

Ali Khan, a flood victim, said, "They should properly survey the houses that have been destroyed, and rebuild our houses. It is getting warmer now, and living in tents here is hard."

Mohammad Awaz, another flood victim, said: "We are happy with the aid we have received, but it is not enough. It is currently warm, but how long can we live here in tents? Aid should go to those who are truly in need, not to those who are not flood victims but have come for the aid."

The United Nations Humanitarian Affairs Coordinator for Afghanistan also called on other international organizations for continued assistance to families affected by natural disasters in Afghanistan.

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