Pressident Directs Urgent Financial Assistance to Flood Victims

President Ashraf Ghani directed the Ministry of Finance to provide urgent finacial resources to help victims of floods due to heavy rain in several provinces across the country.

In a meeting held last night regarding the recent floods, the President said a command and control center under supervision of ministry of state in disaster management, along with cooperation of related civilian and military agencies should be established. This would be to organize and coordinate donations and act under instructions of the Chief Executive Officer of the government.

He also appreciated measures taken and stressed that ministry of finance should provide urgent financial resources to help those affected by the floods.

“Some raw materials owned by various ministries in the provinces should be identified and distributed to victims by cooperation of provincial emergency committees,” he added.

He emphasized that defense and Interior ministries and the National Directorate of Security (NDS) will continue to provide assistance in areas where victims are in urgent need of assistance.

However, during the last two days, the floods have killed and injured several people and destroyed hundreds of homes and displaced thousands of families in different parts of Afghanistan.

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