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Flood-affected families assisted in Afghanistan

AT News Report

KABUL: The government of Japan has begun distributing much needed relief items to the flood-affected families in Afghanistan.

State Ministry for Disaster Management (SMDM) in a statement said the donated non-food items by Japan included 500 tents, 1,410 blankets and 384 shelters.

SMDM minister Najeeb Aqa Fahim said out of mentioned donations, 140 tents, 1,170 blankets and 10 shelters have transferred to Helmand province to be distributed between needy families.

The UNHCR help in transforming these aids to the victim families of recent floods.

According to him, his ministry in cooperation with relevant ministries and inferential aid association has distributed foods and non-food relief items to 26,500 recent natural disaster affected-families in different provinces.

Japan Ambassador in Kabul, Mitsuji Suzoka said his country had donated $11 million to the government of Afghanistan, which is part of aid to be allocated to the disaster affected-families.

Japan donates non-food item to these families, while recent floods in Herat, Faryab, Badghis, Balkh, Jawzjan, Sar-e-Pul and Ghor provinces have killed at least 41 people, while 39 other wounded.

During these floods caused by heavy rains, eight people still missing, 6,98 houses completely destroyed and 4,810 partly. Till date SMDM has distributed food items to 1,325 families and non-food items to 1,025 families and the trend of helping affected-families is in full-swing in different provinces.   

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