The deaths occurred throughout 10 provinces over the previous 10 days, authorities mentioned, because the nation reels from an financial and humanitarian disaster exacerbated by Western sanctions imposed after the Taliban returned to energy final yr.
The intense climate additionally comes as neighboring Pakistan experiences relentless flooding. The Catastrophe Administration Authority there mentioned floods have killed 820 folks since mid-June, with almost 320,000 homes broken or destroyed and 129 bridges affected.
In Afghanistan, Deputy Minister of Catastrophe Administration Mawlawi Sharafuddin Muslim instructed CNN emergency meals help had been dispatched to many flood-affected areas and assist organizations had promised to ship emergency help nevertheless it is probably not sufficient.
“Winter is arriving quickly and these affected households that embody ladies and kids do not need shelter to reside underneath. All their agricultural farms and orchards have both been utterly destroyed or their harvest has been broken,” Muslim mentioned.
“If these persons are not helped to get again to normalcy, their scenario will certainly worsen within the coming weeks and months.”
Muslim referred to as on assist organizations, the United Nations and the worldwide neighborhood to assist flood-affected Afghans with not solely emergency help like meals, shelter and medication, but additionally to assist over the long run since many individuals have misplaced their properties, livelihood and consuming water sources.