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Floods in Pakistan jeopardize aid delivery to Afghanistan, says UN

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Kabul: The World Food Program says that the devastating floods in Pakistan have negatively affected the delivery of aid to the people of Afghanistan.

Chris Kaye, the WFP’s Pakistan country director have warned that as a result of the devastating and unprecedented floods in Pakistan, the aid mission to Afghanistan has faced serious obstacles.

The head of the Pakistan branch of the World Food Organization, told reporters in Geneva yesterday that they are currently focusing on providing food to the needy people in Pakistan.

He added: They are not only worried about the lack of food in Pakistan, but the flooding in Pakistan has a negative effect on the aid delivery in Afghanistan, and this has become their biggest concern.

Chris Kaye added that Pakistan is a very important way to deliver aid to Afghanistan; currently the roads in Pakistan are destroyed, while a large part of this aid first reaches the port of Karachi and then is transferred to Afghanistan.

According to him, the World Food Program transferred about 320,000 tons of food from Pakistan to Afghanistan last year, the operational head of the World Food Program in Pakistan added, this year’s wheat crops in this country (Pakistan) were stored in areas where a large part of it has been destroyed by floods.

In Pakistan, since June of this year, heavy rains started, which brought severe floods.

According to Pakistani officials, the flood has caused human, national and agricultural damage, and also has left hundreds of victims or wounded in Afghanistan and caused many losses to the people.

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