The State Ministry for Natural Disasters Management said Saturday that almost 3,000 families have been affected by recent flash floods in 14 provinces of the country.
Efforts to help the families are underway, at least 1,000 families in Parwan province are in urgent need of aid, said Ahmad Tamim Azimi, spokesman for the State Ministry for Natural Disasters Management.
Kapisa, Maidan Wardak, Nangarhar, Panjshir and Surobi district of Kabul are other parts of the country that have suffered the most casualties in last week's flooding.
The recent floods have killed more than 160 people and injured more than 250 others.
Volunteers in Kabul have launched a campaign to raise fund for floods victims.
“One of our big teams is currently in Parwan, another in Logar, and today a number of our colleagues in Kapisa province are working to help the floods victims,” said Fariha Isar, member of a volunteers group.
Parwan residents the assistance provided so far is not enough to address the problems of all those who have been affected by the flooding.
“I visited family. Only one of its members had survived out of ten of them,” said Ajmal Zahid, a govenemnt employee.
Last year, 45,000 families were affected by floods in the country. However, statistics from the State Ministry for Natural Disasters Management show that this year, ahead last week's floods, about 22,000 families in the country were affected by flooding.