60,000 people affected by floods in Baghlan: UN

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) reported that 60,000 people have been affected by recent fatal floods in Baghlan province.

UNAMA stated on X that 182 people, most of them women and children, lost their lives in the floods.

“UN teams are providing urgent support,” the statement read.

“After years of drought, Afghanistan yet again has faced a climate shock in this flood, the UN has deployed joint assistance teams together in a coordinated manner and have assist vast areas of three provinces, Baghlan, Badakhshan and Takahr,” Indrika Ratwate, head of the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Afghanistan.

He said that 15,000 individuals have been so far supported and supplies are coming into the affected areas.

Afghanistan has recently been hit with severe waves of flooding, leaving dozens dead and hundreds of families displaced