Floods destroy roads, bridges in Afghanistan, hampering aid delivery: WFP

The World Food Program’s mission in Afghanistan revealed that recent flash floods have destroyed roads and bridges, making it difficult for the WFP to deliver food.

The WFP spokesman for Afghanistan, Philip Kropf, told Amu that the assistance included fortified biscuits and specialized nutritious food to prevent malnutrition among mothers and children.

“WFP is responding to the needs of the people after this disaster, but the response diverts resources from existing and already reduced responses to other crises,” he stated. “We urgently need USD 14.5 million to reach at least 80,000 people affected by the floods.”

The UN food agency noted on X that it has reached 20,000 flood-affected people with food assistance.

“We are working hard to reach communities in need,” the WFP said, referring to the thousands of people affected by floods, particularly in the north and west of the country.

Dozens of people have lost their lives in the floods, and thousands have been displaced after the floods destroyed their houses.