6/30/2022

Afghanistan’s Earthquake Killed 1000+ People — And There’s Worse to Come"

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake killed over 1,000 people in Afghanistan last Wednesday morning, with 1,500+ are likely to be injured. Rescue teams are still searching for others buried under the ground. Now, there’s even a threat of a cholera outbreak as people remain without shelter, food and clean water, according to the United Nations. Thousands of people were already facing a humanitarian crisis after the Taliban takeover - now, the Taliban is asking for international help. Pre-quake context: President Biden’s executive order to divert half of Afghanistan’s ($7B) aid to 9/11 victim’s families has been met with criticism: a statement by 14 U.N. independent rights experts also blamed the U.S. government for making life worse for Afghan women through blocking billions of dollars that could be used to provide desperately-needed humanitarian relief to tens of millions in the country. The Washington Post reports that the US and the Taliban are scheduled to hold talks in Qatar this week, to discuss allowing the Afghan central bank to use its frozen funds in order to deal with the crisis.

6/30/2022

Afghanistan’s Earthquake Killed 1000+ People — And There’s Worse to Come"

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake killed over 1,000 people in Afghanistan last Wednesday morning, with 1,500+ are likely to be injured. Rescue teams are still searching for others buried under the ground. Now, there’s even a threat of a cholera outbreak as people remain without shelter, food and clean water, according to the United Nations. Thousands of people were already facing a humanitarian crisis after the Taliban takeover - now, the Taliban is asking for international help. Pre-quake context: President Biden’s executive order to divert half of Afghanistan’s ($7B) aid to 9/11 victim’s families has been met with criticism: a statement by 14 U.N. independent rights experts also blamed the U.S. government for making life worse for Afghan women through blocking billions of dollars that could be used to provide desperately-needed humanitarian relief to tens of millions in the country. The Washington Post reports that the US and the Taliban are scheduled to hold talks in Qatar this week, to discuss allowing the Afghan central bank to use its frozen funds in order to deal with the crisis.

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Afghanistan’s Earthquake Killed 1000+ People — And There’s Worse to Come"