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US monitors Northwest Afghanistan earthquake impact, provides urgent aid

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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

On Sunday, Antony Blinken, the U.S. Secretary of State, stated that his country is closely monitoring the earthquake’s impact in northwestern Afghanistan. He wrote on social media, “The United States is carefully tracking the impact of yesterday’s (Saturday) earthquake in northwestern Afghanistan. Our humanitarian partners are responding with urgent aid to support the people of Afghanistan.”

Following a 6.3 magnitude earthquake in northwestern Afghanistan, 2053 individuals have lost their lives, and more than ten villages in the Zendeh Jan district of Herat have been destroyed.

Approximately two days after the earthquake, Iran is the only country in the world to have dispatched its relief teams to Herat. At the same time, China has announced that its Red Cross will provide around $200,000 in American dollars to aid earthquake victims in the region.

Meanwhile, Pakistan is dedicated to sending search and rescue teams, vital medicines, food supplies, and shelter materials to assist our Afghan neighbours during these difficult times. We stand in solidarity with them and extend our support and assistance, Ubaidur Rehman Nizamani said.

Japan has stated that it is collaborating with international organizations to deliver necessary assistance to earthquake survivors in western Afghanistan swiftly.

The United States and other major Western and Islamic countries have yet to announce financial and technical assistance for the rescue and relief of earthquake victims in Herat.

This is despite the limitations of the Taliban government’s resources and the slow progress in rescue efforts, which will likely increase the number of casualties.

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