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Daily Evacuation Brief | June 23, 2022
LAST 24 HOURS
A 6.1 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter near Khost is thought to have killed over 1,000 so far and injured at least 1,500 more. Rescues are ongoing, and the death toll is expected to increase.
Emergency management offices are completely overwhelmed. In addition to the earthquake occurring immediately on the heels of deadly flooding, the offices are not particularly well-staffed since the NATO withdrawal and the Taliban's emphasis on barring women from the workplace, are completely overwhelmed. The Ministry of Defense is assisting with response by sending some transportation assets but are hampered by geographic and demographic challenges.
Some local sources state the border crossing to Pakistan was closed for a short time after the earthquake but has been reopened and the Pakistani border police were waving people through.
A dispute arose at the Iran-Afghanistan border in Nimruz province that reportedly resulted in the death of an Afghan child and the detention of two Iranian border guards by Taliban security forces. Although we have not confirmed the incident took place, we have confirmed the main border crossing, the Silk Bridge, has been closed.
NEXT 24 HOURS
Rescue operations in Khost and other affected areas are expected to continue for the foreseeable future. The reallocation of Taliban equipment, personnel, and resources may benefit the Resistance forces fighting in Panjshir and the North.
Regional powers are expected to begin dispatching significant humanitarian assistance supplies to assist Afghanistan in coping with both the flooding and earthquake victims. Pakistan, Iran, China, and Turkey have all pledged unprecedented support.
By al Jazeera
Hundreds of people have been killed in Afghanistan’s deadliest earthquake in some 20 years.
1991, Hindu Kush: An earthquake in the rugged Hindu Kush killed 848 people across Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Soviet Union.
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Afghani to the Dollar: $1 – 89.84 AFN (as of 23 JUN 2022)