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Afghanistan wants emergency medical supplies for earthquake victims

Kabul – Afghanistan has enough medical supplies to treat people injured in the earthquake No  officials said Friday killed 1,000 people as authorities completed a search for survivors in remote mountains in the southeast.

The quake at the beginning of Wednesday injured about 2,000 people and partially or completely destroyed 10,000 homes, disaster ministry spokesman Mohammad Nassim Haqqani told Reuters. rice field.

"The Ministry of Health doesn't have enough medicine. It's a big disaster, so we need medical assistance and other necessities," he said. The

magnitude 6.1 earthquake is about 100 miles southeast of Kabul near the Pakistani border, dotted with small settlements that have often been contested over decades in Afghanistan. It occurred in arid mountainous areas. war.

Afghan men stand on the debris of a house that was destroyed by an earthquake in Gayan, Afghanistan, June 23, 2022. Picture taken June 23, 2022. REUTERS/Ali Khara
REUTERS / Ali Khara

Due to lack of communication and lack of proper roads, the Taliban last year A country tackling a sharply worsening humanitarian crisis after being hijacked in August due to the withdrawal of US-led international forces.

Disasters are a major challenge for hardline Islamists, who are largely isolated. Many were shunned by human rights concerns and were cut off from many direct international aid due to sanctions.

Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates all said they would send aid on Thursday. Supplies from Pakistan have already crossed the border.

India, which has a close relationship with the Taliban, said it had sent 27 tons of supplies in two flights to hand over to international aid agencies.

An Afghan man stands between houses that were damaged by an earthquake in Gayan, Afghanistan, June 23, 2022. Picture taken June 23, 2022. REUTERS/Ali Khara
REUTERS / Ali Khara

Haqqani is a survivor of  The search was stopped about 48 hours after the disaster.

"The search operation is finished," he said.

He didn't elaborate on the reason. After a considerable amount of time, people have revived from the rubble of other earthquakes.

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, a earthquake struck northeastern Afghanistan, killing hundreds of people in Afghanistan and nearby northern Pakistan.