Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — The UN and partners have rushed to support Afghanistan following a devastating earthquake that hit two provinces in the east of the country early on Wednesday [22 June 2022] morning.

WHO Afghanistan | WHO teams are supporting local health workers in saving lives and taking care of people affected by the earthquake in Afghanistan.

At least 1,000 people have been killed, according to media reports, and numbers are expected to rise.  Nearly 2,000 homes reportedly were also destroyed and scores of people displaced.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres said he was saddened to learn about the tragic loss of life, noting that Afghans were already reeling from the impact of years of conflict, economic hardship and hunger.

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