UN: Tajikistan Flood Victims Need More Help

The United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs is urging donors to support the appeal of the government of Tajikistan for USD5.3 million in aid to help those affected by flood and mud flows in the Kulyab region. 

The flood has led to 40 casualties and 85 injuries, while 33 others are missing. It has displaced 4,500 and left 16,000 without livelihoods. Though immediate aid has been delivered to the victims, they need life-sustaining support for the next couple of months, according to the U.N.

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