On June 22, a powerful 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck southeast Afghanistan, causing catastrophic damage and killing over 1,000 people. In response to the emergency, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has deployed teams already operating in the region to affected areas to provide medical and emergency cash support. https://t.co/zu2HBZVN4G — IRC - International Rescue Committee (@RESCUEorg) June 22, 2022Who has been affected? Resources were already stretched before the earthquake, and IRC staff are reporting local hospitals filling up with wounded survivors. In response to the earthquake, the IRC has deployed two mobile health teams to deliver essential first aid to the affected regions.
Source: The Guardian June 23, 2022 20:08 UTC