Support needed for vulnerable communities in Afghanistan

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Kyung-wha Kang (left). UNAMA/Fardin Waezi

Continued support for vulnerable communities affected by conflict and natural disasters in Afghanistan must remain a priority, according to a top UN Humanitarian official.

The UN Deputy Humanitarian Chief, Kyung-wha Kang, concluded her visit to the country on Tuesday.

She noted that many regions of Afghanistan are prone to recurrent natural disasters.

Vannina Maestracci is Associate Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

” Ms. Kang said that investing in disaster risk reduction must remain a key priority. She underscored the need to continue helping to strengthen the Government's ability to prepare for and respond to disasters.

Over the past ten days alone, a combination of melting snow and heavy rains has killed hundreds of people, and floods have displaced more than 70,000 people in Afghanistan.

Stephanie Coutrix, United Nations.

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