Devastating Floods Ravage Afghanistan’s Baghlan Province, Leaving 40,000 Children Homeless

In the wake of a catastrophic flooding event in Afghanistan’s Baghlan province, the humanitarian organization Save the Children has expressed grave concern over the devastating impact on the local population, particularly the estimated 40,000 children who have been left without homes, Khamaa Press reported yesterday.

According to a statement released by the organization on Monday, May 13, the floods have had a devastating effect on the province. “Children in Baghlan province have lost everything,” warned Arshad Malik, the head of Save the Children, underscoring the immense hardship faced by the region’s youngest residents.

In response to the crisis, Save the Children has launched a series of health clinics in the affected areas, staffed by both female and male specialists to provide critical medical assistance to the displaced. The organization attributes the recent floods to Afghanistan’s vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, noting that children have borne the brunt of this natural disaster.

Local authorities have reported that at least 200 people, including children, have lost their lives in the floods, a figure that the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations of the Taliban administration has since revised to 315 fatalities.

The United Nations and several other relief agencies have called for urgent humanitarian aid to support the flood victims, as the situation in Baghlan province remains dire. Save the Children has pledged to continue its efforts to provide essential services and support to the displaced families, with a particular focus on ensuring the well-being and protection of the province’s most vulnerable population – its children.

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