Humanitarian agencies of the U.N. have begun delivering aid to thousands of people affected by massive floods in eastern Afghanistan. UNICEF, the office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees and the World Food Programme are collaborating with various non-governmental organizations and Afghan authorities to distribute relief supplies, including tents, jerry cans, blankets, bed nets, kitchen equipment and food. The floods have affected the eastern provinces of Nuristan, Nangarhar, Laghman and Kunar, according to the U.N. News Center.

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