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WHO: Women and Children Most Affected by Recent Floods

WHO: Women and Children Most Affected by Recent Floods

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that women and children have been the most affected by the recent floods in Afghanistan, particularly in Baghlan province. The organization emphasized the need for each relief team to include female health workers or female psychosocial counselors to address the specific needs of affected women and children.

According to the report, more than 2,400 people in Baghlan province have been affected by the floods, and thousands remain displaced, requiring food, shelter, and urgent health services. WHO relief teams have witnessed outbreaks of infectious diseases, including pneumonia and acute diarrhea, in the flood-affected areas.

Despite challenges in access due to damaged roads, WHO and its partner agencies have provided health and medical assistance to 2,400 affected individuals in Baghlan and Takhar provinces so far. The organization stressed the need for helicopters to transport relief supplies to hard-to-reach areas to ensure aid reaches all those in need.