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More Earthquakes Strike Western Afghanistan, Compounding Humanitarian Crisis

HeadlineOct 16, 2023

In Afghanistan, another 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck near the western city of Herat Sunday, compounding a worsening humanitarian disaster. Thousands of people have died due to repeated earthquakes in the region since October 7. The World Food Programme says the situation is dire following Sunday’s quake.

Philippe Kropf: “Two more earthquakes have struck Afghanistan this morning, bringing it to a total of seven earthquakes and multiple aftershocks over the past eight days. Dozens of villages are affected, some entirely flattened. Those who have survived have lost everything. They are left with no shelter or food.”

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