20,000 Afghan flood victims receive food and other emergency aid from UN agencies
"As we speak, there is a huge effort taking place by UN agencies -- including UNICEF (UN Childrens Fund), the World Food Programme (WFP) and UNHCR (UN High Commissioner for Refugees) -- with the Government and provincial authorities, to ensure that essential humanitarian relief supplies reach the affected populations."
- Aleem Siddique, UN mission spokesperson
United Nations - United Nations agencies are stepping up relief efforts for flood victims across Afghanistan, with assistance already on its way to nearly 4,000 families, or some 20,000 people.
In another UN-backed initiative, tens of thousands of vaccinators are fanning out across the mountainous country to deliver the life-saving oral polio vaccine to children in every region as part of a four-stage immunization campaign targeting 7.3 million children.