Afghan NDMA is concerned about the lack of funds
Tue Jan 31, 1:02 pm
A meeting to discuss how to combat natural disasters and events were held in Kabul with the participation of several SAARC members. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) officials said Afghanistan is being faced with natural events in every seasons of the year.
Afghanistan’s ability to fight the natural incidents is lower than the other SARRC countries, NDMA officials said.
NDMA chief Muhammad Daim Kakar said they made many plans with the coordination of the related ministries but they are faced with several problems due to lack of funds.
The Emergency Committee is dedicated three hundred million Afghanis which is not enough to combat the natural disasters, Mr. Kakar added.
While the Afghan government and international welfare organizations have called for $ 400 million assistance to prevent the natural disaster events in 2012.
According to the United Nations survey, this year more than 8 million Afghans require emergency assistance in Afghanistan.
Michael Keating; Deputy UN Humanitarian Coordinator said the assistance was called based on the current needs and problems in Afghanistan and these assistance will be given to the affected people of avalanches, draught and wars in Afghanistan.