Comprehensive up-to-date news coverage

HomeNewsEight children dead, more missing as floods destroy Afghan homes

Eight children dead, more missing as floods destroy Afghan homes

Published on

Follow us on Google News for latest updates and information.

News Tech: Aug 23 (Reuters) – At least eight children were killed in floods that swept away houses in central and eastern Afghanistan this week, the United Nations’ children’s agency said on Tuesday, adding that more children were missing.

UNICEF’s spokesperson in Afghanistan, Samantha Mort, said the child death toll could rise, and more children were missing and injured in the chaos wrecked by the floods.

The United Nations is deploying response teams in eastern Afghanistan to provide aid to thousands of people who lost homes, livestock and crops in severe flash flooding that has hit the country since last week.

Taliban administration disaster authorities have said at least 20 people were killed and appealed to the international community for help. read more

“We can’t emphasise enough how destructive the floods have been. … So much infrastructure has been affected, (including) schools. People have been repeatedly displaced, they’re afraid to even go back to their old homes,” said Veronica Houser, a UNICEF aid worker in Jalalabad.

One mother in Jalalabad lost three children after a torrent of water hit their house at night last week, causing it to collapse. Her two surviving children were showing signs of fear and distress, Houser said, adding that trauma among flood survivors was a concern and UNICEF had sent teams to provide mental health support to the worst-affected families. “It doesn’t just end with the water levels receding,” she said.

RegisterReporting by Charlotte Greenfield; Editing by Leslie Adler Source: Reuters Trust Principles.

Learning Tips!

Loading RSS Feed

Latest articles

Tresu Investment Holding A/S – adjustment to the full-year outlook

News Tech: TRESU INVESTMENT HOLDING A/S               ...

Reaction to the Nobel Peace Prize for human rights defenders

News Tech: Officials in Europe praised the awarding of this year’s Nobel Peace...

Small Cap Growth Virtual Investor Conference: Presentations Now Available for On-Demand Viewing

News Tech: NEW YORK, Oct. 07, 2022 (News) — Virtual Investor...

Vande Bharat Express hits a cow; the second such incident in two days

News Tech: The Gandhinagar-Mumbai Vande Bharat Express hit a cow near Anand station...

More like this

Tresu Investment Holding A/S – adjustment to the full-year outlook

News Tech: TRESU INVESTMENT HOLDING A/S               ...

Reaction to the Nobel Peace Prize for human rights defenders

News Tech: Officials in Europe praised the awarding of this year’s Nobel Peace...

Small Cap Growth Virtual Investor Conference: Presentations Now Available for On-Demand Viewing

News Tech: NEW YORK, Oct. 07, 2022 (News) — Virtual Investor...

Vande Bharat Express hits a cow; the second such incident in two days

News Tech: The Gandhinagar-Mumbai Vande Bharat Express hit a cow near Anand station...

BJP leaders are praising the leadership of PM Modi who has completed 21 years as the Prime Minister

News Tech: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday completing 21 years as...

Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin Link Arms at a Romantic Dinner After Reconciliation: Photos

News Tech: Sly Stallone and Jennifer Flavin dined at The Polo Bar in...

Indian delegation to visit Singapore to strengthen ties

News Tech: Industry body ANZ India Business Chamber led a delegation to Singapore...

Iran striker Azmoun is a doubt for the World Cup with a calf injury

News Tech: Iran forward Sardar Azmoun is a doubt for the World Cup...

A 22-year-old man drowns during Durga Puja idol immersion in Bhadrak

News Tech: The body of a 22-year-old man, who went missing during the...

Binance hacked to $100 million or more

News Tech: Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, may have lost more than...

SC Registrar appointed during former CJI’s tenure repatriated to All India Radio

News Tech: Supreme Court Registrar Prasanna Kumar Suryadevara, who was appointed in the...

Constance Wu felt betrayed by the Asian-American community after Sim Liu’s joke

News Tech: Constance Wu has opened up about what happened that made her...

Results of the general meeting

News Tech: 7 October 2022 Results of General Meeting HARGREAVE HALE AIM VCT PLC(the “Company”) Hargreave...

WTW will report third quarter results on October 27, 2022

News Tech: ARLINGTON, Va. and LONDON, Oct. 07, 2022 (News) —...

UP: CM Yogi orders officials to speed up relief work in rain-hit areas

News Tech: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed district magistrates of...

CVS Medicare Advantage received a quality rating

News Tech: CVS Health shares tumbled early Friday after the company said a...

Lindsay Lohan Sings ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ in ‘Falling for Christmas’ Trailer – Watch!

News Tech: Lindsay Lohan is providing a Mean Girls throwback with her new...

LHV Renewed mandate of AS LHV Varahaldus board member

News Tech: The supervisory board of AS LHV Varahaldus resolved to extend the...