The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) consigned relief aid to the people affected by the fatal and devastatingly powerful earthquake in south-eastern provinces of Afghanistan.

In a recent statement, released on 23rd June, the AKDN’s Diplomatic Office in Afghanistan, expressed its “deepest condolences and sorrow to the people of Afghanistan.”

While reaffirming its “commitment to the people of Afghanistan”, the AKDN announced that it has already delivered aid including “food and non-food items, emergency shelters, … and medical assistance,”

The AKDN also notes of establishing a mobile health unit on site. It also announced that a team of skilled individuals would be sent for searching and rescuing the victims of the earthquake.

This aid comes as the World Health Organization (WHO) in Afghanistan wrote in a tweet on 22nd June that it had sent a package of 9.8 tonnes medical supplies.

According to the WHO Afghanistan, the shipment included 50 surgical kits and 30 emergency kits in addition to the medicines that are sent to the affected people in south-eastern regions of Afghanistan.

The earthquake that devastatingly jolted south-eastern provinces of Afghanistan, particularly Khost and Paktika provinces, has resulted in the damage of almost 1,500 houses, killing 1,000 and wounding 1,500, according to the Taliban officials.

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  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).