50pc of quake-affected families delivered aid
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) on Monday said it was able to reach out to 50 percent of earthquake-affected families with aid which could not be delivered in insecure areas or remote areas with dilapidated roads.
The 7.7 magnitude quake killed 115 people and injured 556 in Kunar, Nuristan, Nangarhar, Badakhshan, Takhar and Baghlan and three other provinces, damaging 7630 houses, 20 Masajid and nine government buildings on Monday, according to ANDMA officials.
Speaking at a press conference here, ANDMA chief Eng. Wais Ahmad Barmak said they had distributed aid to 200 affected families in 19 districts of 10 provinces, but half of the affected areas were yet to be delivered the assistance for being insecure or remote.
The emergency aid included food items like biscuits, water, flour, ghee, rice and beans and non-food like tents, blankets, healthcare kit, cooking tools and family kits. The relief goods reached half of the affected families, he said.
The assistance would be delivered to remote parts by air over the next three days, Barmak said, adding that currently there were 20 nongovernmental organizations supplying the aid to affected people.
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