GAYAN — Aid began arriving in remote areas of Afghanistan on Thursday, killing 1,000 people in the quake and rescue Taliban officials Is almost complete. The
magnitude 6.1 quake occurred early Wednesday, about 160 km (100 miles) southeast of Kabul, in dry mountains dotted with small settlements near the Pakistani border.
In countries already tackling the humanitarian crisis that has worsened since the Taliban took over last August, lack of communication and lack of adequate roads are hampering relief efforts.
"Rescue operations are over and no one is trapped under the rubble," said Mohammad, spokesman for the most devastated Taliban commander-in-chief in Paktika. Ismail Muawiya told Reuters.
Disaster Ministry spokesman Mohammad Nasim Haqqani said Reuters rescue operations have ended in major districts but continue in some isolated areas.
The United Nations said Thursday that the Taliban had shown that 90 percent of search and rescue operations had been completed as early as Wednesday.
Two retired Nepalese officers who killed 9,000 people in the 2015 earthquake expressed surprise that rescue operations could be completed soon, but the damaged houses Possible if most of them are small.
The quake killed about 1,000 people and injured 1,500, Muawiyah said. Over 3,000 homes have been destroyed.
According to US government data, the death toll is 20 years, the most deadly earthquake in Afghanistan.
By Thursday morning, about 1,000 people had been rescued, Ministry of Health spokesman Sharafat Zaman told Reuters.
"Aid has arrived and continues in the area, but more aid is needed," he said.
The town of Gayan, near the epicenter, was severely damaged by the damage or complete collapse of most of its mud-walled buildings, the Reuters team said.
In a town with only the most basic roads, helicopters carrying relief supplies that landed nearby created a huge whirlpool of dust, crowded with Taliban soldiers and ambulances. About 300 people were sitting on the ground waiting for supplies.
Relief efforts are the mainstay of the hardline Islamic Taliban, who took over the withdrawal of US-led international forces 20 years later. It will be a trial. war.
Since the Taliban's takeover, humanitarian conditions have deteriorated surprisingly, and aid officials say the country has been cut off from much international aid due to sanctions.
Afghan Foreign Ministry spokesman Abdul Kahar Balki repeatedly called for international assistance on Thursday.
"We call on natural disaster management agencies and the international community to provide immediate and comprehensive assistance to the people of Afghanistan," he said in a tweet.
Afghanistan's economy is almost collapsed, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a late March appeal to help donors.
Drought has undermined food production and 9 million Afghans are facing famine. He said some families were forced to sell their children and organs to survive.
The United Nations has stated that its World Food Program (WFP) is sending food and logistics equipment to the affected areas, initially with the aim of supporting 3,000 households.
"People in Afghanistan are already facing an unprecedented crisis after decades of conflict, severe drought and recession," said WFP Deputy President of Afghanistan. One Gordon Craig said.
"The earthquake only increases the already large humanitarian needs they endure every day."
Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates all help on Thursday. Said that he would send. Supplies from neighboring Pakistan have already crossed the border.
Most of South Asia is active in seismic activity as the structural plate known as the Indian plate is pushed north into the Eurasian plate.
In 2015, an earthquake struck a remote area in northeastern Afghanistan, killing hundreds of people in Afghanistan and nearby northern Pakistan.
(Report by Sayed Hassib of Gayan and Mohammad Yunus Yawar of Kabul Additional report by Emma Farge of Geneva Written by Alasdair Pal; Edited by Robert Birsel and Nick Macfie)