UN’s Bennett urges immediate aid for flood victims in Afghanistan

Richard Bennett, the UN special rapporteur for Afghanistan, called the recent floods affecting several provinces a “stark reminder” of the country’s vulnerability to the climate crisis.

He offered condolences to the victims and emphasized the need for both immediate aid and long-term planning by the Taliban and international actors.

The call for assistance comes as devastating flash floods have struck multiple provinces in recent days.

Local officials report that at least 150 people have died in Baghlan, while Takhar has recorded 20 deaths, and Herat three. The floods have also destroyed hundreds of homes across these regions.