Afghanistan: Political figures, regional nations respond to Baghlan floods

The catastrophic floods in Baghlan and several other provinces of Afghanistan have elicited widespread reactions from political figures and regional countries, with many extending condolences and offers of aid to the victims.

Mirwais Azizi, a prominent trader and head of Azizi Bank, announced a donation of 50 million Afghanis to the flood-affected individuals through the Azizi Foundation, expressing his condolences on X.

Former President Hamid Karzai also expressed his sorrow over the disaster, calling on traders and aid organizations to provide urgent assistance to those affected.

From a regional perspective, Pakistani Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar extended his country’s condolences to the families of the victims. Additionally, Abdullah Abdullah, the former chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, urged humanitarian organizations to focus on the vulnerable populations affected by the floods.

Some political movements have criticized the Taliban’s response to the flood crisis, accusing them of failing to adequately address the situation.

The UN’s food agency has reported that at least 300 people have died due to the floods in Baghlan, which experienced severe flooding over the past day.