UN / AFGHANISTAN EARTHQUAKES UPDATE

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The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that humanitarians are in a race against time to meet the needs of affected communities before winter sets in after the country was hit by three earthquakes, according to a UN Spokesperson. UNIFEED / FILE

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DATELINE: 18 OCTOBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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FILE – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

18 OCTOBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, press briefing room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Turning to Afghanistan, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, says that humanitarians are in a race against time to meet the needs of affected communities before winter sets in after the country was hit by three earthquakes. Nighttime temperatures have already begun to dip. In addition to people whose homes have been destroyed, many Afghans – including in Herat City – are sleeping outside out of fear that their homes will collapse with additional aftershocks. We, along with our partners, continue to support the response but much more needs to be done. Since October 7, the World Food Programme provided more than 520 tons of food assistance to affected areas. Health partners are providing primary health care and mental health support. They have also provided trauma, baby and dignity kits. Health facilities have been deployed to affected to support the response. The International Organization for Migration, the UN Refugee Agency, UNICEF and partners have delivered emergency shelter kits, tents and other supplies. UNICEF and its partners continue water delivery and latrine building.”
4. Wide shot, press briefing room

FILE – WFP - 11 OCTOBER 2023, NAIB-RAFI

11. Drone shot, Naib-Rafi village, raised to the ground.

FILE – WFP - 10 OCTOBER 2023, SIA-AB

12. Drone shot, graves of people lost after a 6.3 earthquake struck Herat province in western Afghanistan. Each stone is a person.

FILE – WFP - 10 OCTOBER 2023, NAIB-RAFI

13.Wide shot, destroyed homes in Naib-Rafi. A woman mourns while a man salvages grain from the rubble. People dig through the rubble trying to salvage their belongings. Those who can afford to, leave with whatever they have left

STORYLINE:

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that humanitarians are in a race against time to meet the needs of affected communities before winter sets in after the country was hit by three earthquakes, according to a UN Spokesperson.

Speaking to reporters today (18 Oct) in New York, UN Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq said, “In addition to people whose homes have been destroyed, many Afghans – including in Herat City – are sleeping outside out of fear that their homes will collapse with additional aftershocks.”

He continued, “We, along with our partners, continue to support the response but much more needs to be done.”

Since October 7, the World Food Programme provided more than 520 tons of food assistance to affected areas. Health partners are providing primary health care and mental health support, Haq said, adding that they have also provided trauma, baby and dignity kits. Health facilities have been deployed to affected to support the response.”

The International Organization for Migration, the UN Refugee Agency, UNICEF and partners have delivered emergency shelter kits, tents and other supplies. UNICEF and its partners continue water delivery and latrine building.
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