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Afghanistan emergency appeal renewed

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As more heavy rain is forecast in northern Afghanistan, where more than 120,000 people have been affected by flash floods and landslides, Islamic Relief is renewing its emergency appeal for the region.

Homes and livelihoods have been destroyed. More than 100 people have died. And the devastation wreaked by the rains is expected to continue.

Our emergency response has so far reached almost 10,220 people. Food parcels containing essential staples have been provided to 1,460 of the most vulnerable families in Sari Pul, Faryab – which are amongst the most badly-hit.

We have reached those affected by a landslide in Badakhshan province, providing food supplies to meet the needs of 150 families for two months. We are also coordinating with government and other agencies to provide transitional shelters to families that are currently living in tents.

With further families expected to require urgent humanitarian assistance in the coming days, we want to reach many more people. When the floodwaters recede, we want to work with affected communities to repair damaged homes, bridges, wells and other infrastructure – and restore livelihoods. In addition, we want to empower communities that are now experiencing flooding every year to reduce the impact of future disasters.