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WFP deploys food and shelter to earthquake hit areas

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has deployed food and logistics equipment to support communities devasted by the June 22 earthquake that struck near the city of Khost in Afghanistan.
According to WFP, 18 trucks have been deployed to the earthquake-affected areas carrying emergency supplies, including High Energy Biscuits (HEB) and mobile storage units.
“WFP plans to provide emergency food to an initial 3,000 households and is ready to ramp up its support pending results of ongoing post-disaster assessments,” the organization said in a statement.
WFP – together with humanitarian partners – has been assessing earthquake damage and the needs of families on the ground.
The remote districts of Giyan and Barmal, Paktika province and Spera, Khost province are among the areas worst hit. In Barmal, more than 70 percent of homes were completely destroyed, WFP said.
At least 1,000 people have reportedly been killed, with 2,000 others injured. However, rescue efforts have been hampered by heavy rain and winds, as well as poor connectivity in affected areas, WFP reported.The post WFP deploys food and shelter to earthquake hit areas first appeared on Ariana News.

Source: Ariana News

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