afghanistan, already in grip of a dire humanitarian crisis, reels from quake
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake has killed at least one person and injured more than 90 in western Afghanistan. The epicenter was 33 kilometers northwest of Herat, the capital of the western province of the same name, an area already shaken by an earthquake and aftershock of similar magnitude just a week ago Another earthquake
The situation in Herat remains tense, with residents in shock and fear. Repeated seismic activity has caused extensive damage. With many villages completely destroyed, especially in Jinda Janamandal, affecting more than 12,000 people, this has created a huge need for shelter and humanitarian assistance.
Tragically, this earthquake devastated the local population, with more than 1,000 people losing their lives in the first quake and hundreds of others injured, especially women and children who are extremely vulnerable when buildings collapse.
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The humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan has been exacerbated by the withdrawal of foreign aid and the fragile situation in the country following the return of the Taliban to power in August 2021. Tents are becoming increasingly difficult.
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The situation highlights the urgent need for international aid organizations and the Afghan authorities