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Emergency aid provided to landslide-hit people in Badakhshan: ANDMA

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The Afghanistan Natural Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) said that emergency relief supplies have been provided to landslide affected people in Badakhshan province.

A landside in Khwahan district of Badakshan killed more than 50 people and destroyed more than 100 houses.

While the affected people are in severe need for assistance, the concerned officials says that difficult terrain and impassable routes are one of the main challenges before provision of aid to the affected people.

Muhammad Aslam Sias, the deputy head of the ANDMA, told Azadi Radio that they have provided emergency relief supplies through helicopters to the area. He said that the organization is trying to supply more assistance to the area.

“We have sent Afs3.5 million to the affected people along with both edible and inedible items to the area through helicopters. A team of medical doctors have also been dispatched to the area to treat the injured people,” he added.

According to reports, the landslide has forced 237 families to leave their houses.

In the meantime, the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) said it has provided 50 tents to the affected families. It added that it stands ready to provide more aid to the landslide-hit area.

The acting governor of Badakhshan, Shah Waliullah Adib, stressed on immediate provision of aid to the affected people in Khwahan district and said that the government should take all necessary measures to prevent from repetition of such incidents in the future.

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