Eastern Afghanistan: 48 hours after the quake

Geneva, June 24, 2022 –

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I would like to share with you the latest news of Afghanistan after the earthquake on the morning of the 22nd June, Khost and Paktika provinces.

The quake is another sad reminder of the challenges facing the Afghan people. We extend our sincere condolences to all those affected and wish a speedy recovery to the injured.

Overview

Yesterday evening, we counted at least 1 036 Victim and 1 more 643 Wounded. This is a total of at least 121 Dead person and 67 Injured children. However, these figures are only estimates. Verification in progress. We hope this information will increase as search and rescue operations continue.
The highest death toll was in Barmal district of Paktika province.

Thousands of homes were destroyed and / or damaged.
Children and adolescents are at high risk and at high risk of family separation, emotional and psychological trauma, abuse and exploitation, and other forms of violence.

Immediate answer

UNICEF and its partners, along with de facto authorities, are working day and night to gather information to better guide relief interventions. At the same time, the distribution of vital supplies continues :

  • Since 22 June morning, A team of 14 people UNICEF agents are in the worst affected districts. These agents assess the massive loss and urgent need of the affected population to define aid priorities. We already know that children and families affected by the earthquake are in urgent need of shelter, clean water, medical care and protection.
  • Since 22 June, 9 Mobile health and nutrition team UNICEF-supported earthquake-stricken areas are on the ground to provide life-saving medical services to the injured.
  • Provided by UNICEF Medicine and emergency medical supplies Mobile Health and Nutrition Team and Partners in Khost and Paktika Provinces. This tool is already used to treat the most complex cases.
  • Sent by UNICEF 500 Equipment for primary care, As well as 45 Acute watery diarrhea treatment kit to prevent its spread and reduce the risk of cholera outbreak ; A widespread disease due to deterioration of water supply system and poor sanitation after earthquakes.
  • Distributed by UNICEF Hygiene, water and sanitation (wash) products As well as non-food items for its partners, including 3 000 Hygiene Keats, 980 Kit for winter, 200 Emergency kits for the family, soap and water purification tablets, tents, blankets, warm clothes and tarpaulins.

Planned response

UNICEF, in coordination with other UN agencies, partners and de facto authorities (led by the Ministry of Defense) is preparing A multi-field response including health, water, sanitation and hygiene, child protection, nutrition, education, social mobility and a financial component.

UNICEF will conduct a rapid market assessment in the affected areas in the coming days. This assessment will determine the feasibility and suitability of using cash disbursements to support the recovery process. UNICEF has already trained field partners in beneficiary registration.

Includes interventions in water, sanitation and hygiene Provision of soap and water treatment devices to reduce the increased risk of foot and mouth disease / cholera outbreak. UNICEF will also intervene Emergency latrines, Repair damaged water systems and trucking in water.

On child protection, UNICEF is integrating community child protection networks in affected areas and will rapidly increase the number of child protection service providers and social workers. A

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