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At least 120 Killed in Afghanistan Floods

Posted by feww on May 13, 2010

Flooding in 20 of Afghanistan provinces kills 120 people, destroys or damage 10,000 homes: Afghanistan VP

Flooding has also destroys crops, agricultural land, roads and other infrastructure, the Vice President of Afghanistan said in a statement:

His statement as reported by UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is as follows:

On 11 May, Vice President Khalili chaired a briefing at ANDMA, where he stated that almost 20 provinces have been hit by flooding, 8 of them severely; 120 people have died; and 10,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed. In addition to human casualties, damage to infrastructure and livelihoods has been high. Road clearance, rehabilitation of agricultural land, and air access were identified as priorities. In addition to dispatching teams to the affected areas to assess needs and provide compensation, the government has allocated 3 million Afs to each flood-affected province as well as 2 million Afs each to all other provinces for preparedness. As of 11 May, WFP reported that they were providing food assistance to 5,800 flood-affected families and that assessment reports continue to be received.

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