"The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and its humanitarian partners are reviewing the situation and stand ready to assist if required," reported a news agency citing UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky.

"UN and humanitarian partners are ready to provide food, basic household items, water, sanitation and emergency health support, if required," Nesirky added.

The OCHA has received reports indicating that heavy monsoon rains have killed more than 80 people across Pakistan, displacing hundreds, ravaging thousands of acres of crops and causing huge damage to houses and infrastructure. The Pakistani authorities are yet to request any sort of international assistance.

Meanwhile, flash floods have affected villages in Kabul in the past few days. As of August 4, 40 people were reported to be dead. Houses, schools and mosques had been destroyed.


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