WFP distributes food aid to Afghanistan’s disaster victim families

KABIL (CIHAN)- WFP has distributed food rations to 700 families who have lost their homes in Friday’s landslide in Argo, Badakshan province of Afghanistan.

The two-month ration consists of wheat and vegetable oil, and will be supplemented with pulses and oil.

Rescue efforts were suspended on 4 May and details of the number of casualties remain unclear. Officials estimate as many as 2700 could be dead. Many hundreds of families have been displaced by the catastrophe.

Large tracts of agricultural land have been lost in the landslide as well, therefore putting communities’ future food security and source of livelihoods at risk.

Badakhshan is the most remote and one of the poorest Afghani provinces. It is also susceptible to recurrent natural disasters.

SOURCE: CIHAN

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