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UN to Complete Construction of ‘Earthquake-Resilient’ Houses in Afghanistan before Winter

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

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) said that 1,000 “earthquake-resilient” houses are being built for over 8,000 earthquake-stricken people of the Barmal district of Paktika province in southeastern Afghanistan.

The houses will be turned over to the victims, this organization has stated in a series of tweets posted on Thursday, November 3, “before snow isolates the remote regions.”

The construction work of the residential structures started on the 19th of August, this year, in response to the fatal earthquake that devastatingly shook southeastern Afghanistan’s Khost and Paktika provinces.

The UN agency previously stated that these houses are being constructed with a $14 million allocated budget in response to the earthquake that left hundreds dead, thousands injured, and many people displaced.

Numerous fatalities and severe property damage were reported in the southeast Afghan provinces of Paktika and Khost. According to reports, many of the displaced survivors of the devastating earthquake were living in the open.

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