AFGHANISTAN: Pakistan floods hit tent supplies

Published on 17 August 2010

Finding temporary shelter for people made homeless by floods in Afghanistan is being hampered by a shortage of tents, according to aid agencies. (..) Meanwhile, the UN World Food Programme (WFP), which has been providing food to flood victims, is aware of the danger of roads blocked by snow. “This is a critical time for WFP ahead of Afghanistan's long, harsh winter. WFP is currently pre-positioning food in areas that could become inaccessible as early as October due to heavy snowfall,” Challiss McDonough, a WFP spokeswoman, told IRIN.

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