The first meeting of Disaster Management Commission conducted
Jan 4, 2022
The Disaster Management Commission, chaired by the First Deputy Prime Minister Mullah Abdul Ghani Beradar Akhund, held its first meeting. The head of the commission, Mullah Abdul Ghani Beradar Akhund, said that Afghanistan is one of those countries which witnesses natural disasters from time to time and such incidents often occur in the northern parts of the country. He directed the relevant departments of the commission, such as the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Interior Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Public Works, the Ministry of Public Health, the Ministry of Information and Culture, the Ministry of Education, the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS), and the Ministry of Natural Disaster Management to provide emergency assistance to those affected by the recent rains.
Recently, severe floods occurred in some provinces of the country, which caused human and financial losses to hundreds of families. The floods killed six people in Kandahar, five in Ghor and three in Farah, destroying hundreds of homes and killing hundreds of livestock.
Officials at the Ministry of Disaster Management said that they had sent relief teams to the provinces on time and had provided emergency assistance to most of the affected people. The relevant members of the commission said that they are ready to fulfill their responsibility, and to bring their teams to incident place on time, and in coordination with the commission strive to save the lives and property of the people.
The First Deputy Prime Minister recommended that all the members of the Disaster Management Commission must be fully prepared to provide assistance to the people in the event of any natural calamity in the future.