Floods affect 2,500 families in Ghor: WFP

KABUL, Afghanistan — The World Food Program (WFP) reported that 2,500 families have been affected by floods in Ghor province.

The UN’s food agency noted on X that its teams are “on the ground now to deploy assistance as soon as possible.”

According to Taliban officials in Ghor, at least 50 people have been killed by the floods.

UN Special Rapporteur for Afghanistan Richard Bennett called on donors to provide funds for humanitarian operations in Afghanistan. “Beyond search and rescue, ongoing support is needed to restore lives and livelihoods,” Bennett stated. “I urge donors to provide more funds for humanitarian support and much-needed climate action to leave no one behind in Afghanistan.”

Local Taliban officials also reported that one child was among the flood victims in the neighboring province of Badghis.