The Japanese government made an announcement on Tuesday regarding its commitment to provide $4.46 million in aid to assist the victims of the earthquakes that occurred in western Afghanistan.
According to a statement from Japan’s foreign ministry, $3 million of this aid will be channelled through international organizations, while the remaining $1.46 million will be allocated to Japanese non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
This assistance addresses various needs, including food, healthcare, and other essential requirements for the affected population.
The statement also reaffirmed Japan’s dedication to supporting the people of Afghanistan and its ongoing efforts to enhance the humanitarian situation in the country.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has revealed that recent earthquakes in Herat province have directly affected around 43,000 people.
During a video conference with reporters on Monday, Daniel Anders, the Humanitarian Coordinator for the United Nations in Afghanistan, underscored that these earthquakes have further strained individuals already struggling with poverty and hardship.
Mr. Anders highlighted budget challenges for Afghan aid. Agencies aid 1.14M with damaged homes. 40 years of conflict, food insecurity, droughts, and recession worsened the crisis.
OCHA reports 43,000 affected by earthquakes in Herat, requiring $93.6M. District impact: 8,500 in Robat Sangi, 7,500 in ZindaJan, 3,400 in Gulran, 717 in Herat city, 133 in Kohsan. Recent quakes caused casualties and damage, with the UN tallying 1,500 deaths and 2,000 injuries in Herat.