Emergency Assistance to Northern Afghanistan in Response to the Flood

Today, May 16, 2024, upon the request of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the Government of Japan has decided to provide emergency relief goods such as tents, blankets, etc. through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to Northern Afghanistan in response to the damages caused by the flood.

In light of the humanitarian perspective, Japan has decided to provide emergency assistance to Afghanistan to support people affected by the flood.

On 10 May, heavy rainfall and flash floods struck Northern Afghanistan straddling Badakhshan, Baghlan and Takhar provinces. According to OCHA, as of May 12, 2024, 180 people died, 242 people are injured with 8,975 homes destroyed or damaged. The number of victims is expected to increase further as surveys in remote areas continue.

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