About Forty Thousand Children Of Homeless In Afghanistan

May 14, Kathmandu- About 40,000 children lost their homes due to floods in Baghlan province of northern Afghanistan on Friday, according to the charity organization "Save the Children".

Arshad Malik, director of the organization in Afghanistan, said that the children have lost not only their homes but also their schools and places to play, as well as their relatives.

According to the Afghan office of the World Food Program and local Afghan officials, more than 330 people have died in the floods across the country. Many people died in the flood in Baghlan, Takhar, Badakhshan and Ghor provinces.

Afghan officials have warned that the death toll from the floods could rise and children could become victims of infectious diseases. The World Health Organization on Monday deployed eight emergency response teams to monitor the risk of infection in flood-affected areas.