More than 1,100 killed and about 1,500 injured. This is the first offset of the devastating earthquake that shook southern Afghanistan Wednesday. Approximately 24 hours after the earthquake, the first international humanitarian aid It begins to infiltrate towards the Central Asian country.
Pakistan -even though there were no deaths on their territory, that was also affected- and United Nationss They sent a few trucks with him. food and medical equipment. However, now comes the hard part: the most affected areas mountainous and hard-to-reach areas. landslides Many roads were cut off by the earthquake. The Taliban government’s rescue services – and assistance – have yet to reach many of those affected.
“We can’t even get contact with the region. We’re trying to find out how things are. Some help is coming, but we need it. more”, he told the Reuters news agency. Mohammed Ismail Muawiyamilitary spokesman for the Taliban command province of pakistanIt is by far the country hardest hit by Wednesday’s earthquake.
The region is the most poor and isolated consists of the country and the towns whose houses are scattered. adobe and brick, made by their own tenants. The fragility of buildings and landslides have been the main cause of many casualties.
“An unprecedented crisis”
“Afghans are facing an unprecedented crisis from now on. decades of conflicta severe drought and the collapse of its economy. “This earthquake will only add to the great humanitarian crisis that Afghans are suffering,” said the Afghanistan Director. World Food Program (LDC), Gordon Craigannounced that the organization currently provides assistance and services to approximately 3,000 families.
These contributions will also be added South Korea Y JapanPromising to send urgent humanitarian aid to the Central Asian country. Turkeyon its behalf, it has been open to posting. rescue team To Afghanistan as long as the Taliban government formally requests, as announced by the UN special envoy to Kabul, Ramiz Alakbarov.