Un Helps Pakistan, Afghanistan Deal With Heavy Flooding

UN aids Pakistan, Afghanistan deal with massive flooding

United Nations, Aug 25 : The UN is aiding Pakistan and Afghanistan to deal with recent floods that have caused massive losses and property damage according to a spokesperson.
The UN team in Pakistan is increasing support for officials in the worst-hit provinces of Balochistan and Sindh.

 Un Helps Pakistan, Afghanistan Deal With Heavy Flooding-TeluguStop.com

So far the UN team has raised $7 million to help with the floods and has supplied 1,100 tonnes of food nutrition, therapeutic feed, as well as nutritional supplements.Stephane Dujarric who is the spokesperson for UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency.

Following a quick review the response plan is being developed to ensure coordination of the response of all parties and to call for more assistance, he told a daily briefing to the media.

In Afghanistan the country, heavy rains as well as flash floods in the last week have hit various provinces, affecting thousands of families according the spokesman.

Between August 16-21 Flash flooding killed more than 63 people, and injures another 115 In all, 115 people were injured, including women as well as children.Around 3,400 homes are believed to be damaged or destroyed, he said.

The United Nations and humanitarian partners have set up assessment teams to determine the requirements in the areas affected.The teams provide essential assistance to the population who are in need of water, food and sanitation tents, health care service, psychosocial support, and other vital items, he said.

So far so far, 256 people have been killed in flash floods in Afghanistan including 118 since the 1st of August, he said.


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