Afghanistan’s worst floods in seven years have affected eight provinces and destroyed thousands of homes. The floods have added to devastation from ongoing violence as well as 11 months of severe drought. The United Nation’s humanitarian coordinator in Afghanistan has called upon the European Commission to increase aid to the conflict-ridden nation.
洪水灾害: flood disaster
席卷: to sweep across; to engulf
摧毁: to destroy
流离失所: to become displaced
颠沛流离: to wander in desperation
洪水災害: flood disaster
席捲: to sweep across; to engulf
摧毀: to destroy
流離失所: to become displaced
顛沛流離: to wander in desperation
In the latest climate-related disaster, thousands of homes in Afghanistan have been destroyed by the worst floods the country has seen in seven years.
The floods have swept through eight provinces.
The United Nation’s humanitarian coordinator in Afghanistan, Toby Lanzer, told The Guardian that the response from the European Commission remains “wholly insufficient.”
Lanzer said that violence, environmental devastation, and poverty across the country have contributed to a humanitarian crisis.
Over the past 11 months, 260,000 people have been displaced as a result of a harsh drought in Afghanistan. Displacement due to the war between Afghan forces and the Taliban is also widespread.
Already uprooted masses are now being forced to move again as the flood waters destroy crops and sweep away livestock.
More than 13 million people in Afghanistan are suffering from food insecurity, and an additional 3.6 million are “one step away from famine,” said Lanzer.
To date, the United Nation’s aid target of $612 million is only 3% funded.