Ayaz Gul VOA News June 25, 2022 ISLAMABAD — The Taliban renewed their call Saturday for the United States to unfreeze Afghanistan’s foreign funds and lift financial sanctions to help the war-torn country deal with its deadliest earthquake in more than two decades. The United Nations said humanitarian organizations, in coordination with Taliban authorities, are continuing
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi June 25, 2022 Tents, food, and medical supplies are arriving in eastern Afghanistan following a deadly earthquake and powerful aftershock. The death toll resulting from the June 22 earthquake rose to about 1,150 on June 24, according to Abdul Wahid Rayan, the Taliban director of the state-run Bakhtar News Agency. Rayan said
Tolo News: Khost residents said that due to the lack of female physicians in the province many of the injured women have not yet been treated. They say that in the current situation, they are facing a shortage of medical facilities in the hospitals. “There are no female physicians. There are a number of injured
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi June 24, 2022 An aftershock has killed five people in eastern Afghanistan just hours after Taliban authorities said they have ended search-and-rescue operations from a major earthquake two days ago and raised the death toll to at least 1,150 in the war-torn country’s worst such disaster in two decades. Abdul Wahid Rayan, the Taliban
VOA News June 23, 2022 ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan’s Taliban appealed for international aid Thursday as the war-ravaged country struggles to deal with the aftermath of a powerful earthquake that killed at least 1,000 people, injured many more and destroyed nearly 2,000 households. The 6.1 magnitude quake struck eastern and southeastern Afghan provinces, bordering Pakistan, during the
Ayaz Gul VOA News June 22, 2022 ISLAMABAD — A powerful earthquake in Afghanistan’s southeast has killed more than 1,000 people and injured hundreds of others, Taliban authorities said. Rescue workers said the casualties from the quake, which struck during the early hours of Wednesday, were likely to increase further. Deputy Taliban Minister for Disaster Management
India Today: An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the richter scale jolted the Afghanistan-Tajikstan border on Tuesday, June 14. The earthquake occurred in SouthEast of Fayzabad in Afghanistan at 1:05 pm, as per the National Centre for Seismology (NCS). Click here to read more (external link).
8am: The earthquake, measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale, took place at around 2:35 p.m. in the northeast and center of the country. The epicenter was reported to be in the Bazarak district of Panjshir province. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 occurred in northeastern Afghanistan on Saturday morning around 9:45 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km south-southeast of Faizabad, Afghanistan, according to India’s National Center for Seismology. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports more than 1,000 homes have been destroyed due to the earthquake in western Afghanistan, particularly in Badghis province. The magnitude of the quake, which was centered in the Qades district of Badghis, was 4.9 on the Richter scale. Click here to read