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Herat earthquake victims still in need of urgent assistance: UN

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

Over the past three weeks since the deadly earthquake in Herat, the United Nations has declared that there is still a need for urgent assistance to address the serious and sensitive needs of the affected individuals.

The organization stated that out of the required 93 million dollars, only 24 million dollars have been delivered or pledged.

In its initial report on the humanitarian aid situation for earthquake victims in Herat on October 7th,  The United Nations Humanitarian Coordination Office wrote that an additional 69 million dollars is still needed.

According to the report, 114,000 people require immediate assistance, of which 103,000 have received aid, mainly in food. Additionally, 43,000 individuals have been provided shelter, and nearly two million dollars in cash assistance has been distributed to around 7,300 households during this period.

The earthquakes in October, as reported by the United Nations, resulted in 1,080 deaths and 1,950 injuries. They estimate that 1.6 million people have been affected by the Herat earthquake, including 114,000 who urgently need help.

The office further added that based on satellite imagery assessments, 513 villages were damaged in these earthquakes. According to their report, the recent earthquakes have directly affected the lives of 43,400 people in six districts.

According to the United Nations report, the situation in the “Injil” and “Zendajan” districts have been worse than in other district of the province.

Herat experienced a 6.3 magnitude earthquake on the 7th October, followed by several aftershocks that shook western provinces of Afghanistan.

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