Afghanistan Earthquakes: Impact on 43,000 People

Source The United Nations



Media – Press briefing by Daniel Peter Endres, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-​General Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator ad interim, on the recent earthquakes in Afghanistan.

The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator ad interim for Afghanistan, Daniel Endres, told reporters that according to initial assessments, some 1,500 deaths and about 2,000 injuries were registered, in addition, about 43,000 people have been directly impacted by the earthquakes in the country.

Endres also said, “Humanitarian actors in the race against time to meet the needs of affected communities before the onset of winter. Temperatures at nighttime have dipped considerably in addition to those people who have damaged homes will now stay outside their homes at night, including in Herat city out of fear that these damaged homes will collapse.”
On funding, he said, “a total of $93.6 million is required to rapidly deliver lifesaving earthquake response and also supply early recovery efforts over the next six months. That means from now until March 2024.”

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