United Nations, following the fatal and devastating earthquake on 22nd of June, in south-eastern provinces of Afghanistan, allocates $10 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Funds (UNCERF) to the people affected.

Martin Griffiths, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, announced on Twitter on 25th June, that the UN has released $10 million from UNCERF for the affected people of Afghanistan to help them with their immediate needs.

“Hundreds of people killed. Many more injured. Homes destroyed. Children buried in the rubble”, he wrote on his Twitter handle, extending his sympathies to the people of Afghanistan.

The UN’s assistance comes at a time when humanitarian organizations from all over the world are providing large sums of money to help the earthquake victims in Afghanistan.

The European Union allocated an amount of €1 million, while the UK provides £2.5 million and the amount for the aid provided by China is $7.5 million, for the quake-hit in Afghanistan. The earthquake that shook south-eastern Afghanistan on 22nd June with a high magnitude, destroyed over 10,000 houses, killing 1,000 and injuring over 1,500 people in Paktika and Khost provinces.

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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).