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World Health Organization: Herat earthquakes have damaged more than 43 thousand people

The World Health Organization announced that 43,400 people were directly affected by the earthquakes in Herat last month, 23% of whom were children.

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According to the regional office Tasnim News Agency, the World Health Organization announced by publishing a new report about the recent earthquakes in western Afghanistan: 114,000 people in Herat province currently need humanitarian aid.

According to the report of the United States Geological Survey, between October 7 and 15, three strong 6.3 magnitude earthquakes and more than 20 aftershocks shook Herat province and its neighboring areas. According to the United Nations report, 1.6 million people were affected by this earthquake and at least 114 thousand made a person in need of urgent humanitarian aid.

According to the United Nations, more than 3 thousand and 330 houses were completely destroyed in the Herat province earthquake, and Zindajan city suffered the most damage.

This report adds: In addition to 1,500 dead and more than 2,000 injured, this natural event affected 12,100 families, including 66,000 360 people have been directly affected and 513 villages have been affected.

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The report continues: Those who live mostly in tents and have lost everything in these earthquakes, are constantly exposed to cold weather. endure and need water, health care, food and shelter.

According to the information of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 24.3 million dollars have been pledged to help the earthquake victims, but to provide the vital needs of many victims in Winter, more than $69.3 million in aid is still needed.

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