Taliban urges aid for Baghlan flood victims as families seek help

Amid criticism of its response to the flood crisis in Baghlan province, Taliban deputy chief minster Abdul Ghani Baradar on Sunday called on investors and aid organizations to assist the flood victims.

During a visit to Baghlan, Baradar’s office reported that he said committees made up of officials from the Taliban-run Interior, Public Health, Disaster Management, and Economic ministries have been formed to aid victims.

At least 315 people have died due to the floods in Baghlan, and Save the Children reports that over 600,000 people have been affected.

Earlier on Saturday, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid issued a similar plea, urging citizens and national traders to support those who have suffered losses due to the recent flash floods.”