Afghanistan

WFP appeals for $14.5 million to support flood-affected people in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has launched an appeal for $14.5 million to support families affected by recent devastating floods in Afghanistan over the next seven months.

The WFP announced on X that it has already reached more than 65,000 people in the areas most severely impacted by the floods.

“We need $14.5 million over the next seven months to assist families in the flood-affected areas and help them rebuild their livelihoods,” the agency stated.

According to UN agencies, the recent floods have damaged or destroyed over 7,800 homes and displaced more than 5,000 families.

Indrika Ratwatte, the head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Afghanistan, highlighted the country’s extreme vulnerability to climate change despite contributing negligibly to global emissions.