Turkmenistan’s humanitarian aid reaches earthquake-stricken Afghanistan

Turkmenistan, in a gesture of solidarity with its neighbor Afghanistan, has dispatched humanitarian aid to assist the country in coping with the aftermath of a series of devastating earthquakes that have struck the region since last Saturday.

According to local media reports, the humanitarian cargo includes vital medical supplies, clothing, and food, and it has been sent to the Afghan people with the invaluable support of the Charity for Needy Children Foundation.

In the early hours of Wednesday, another seismic event, measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale, jolted Afghanistan’s western province of Herat. This earthquake occurred just days after a sequence of similar tremors had affected the region, as confirmed by the US Geological Survey. The latest tremor claimed the life of one person and left more than 50 individuals injured.

On Tuesday, the Taliban-run National Disaster Management Authority released a statement, revealing that the total number of casualties from the earthquakes that struck last week has surpassed 4,500, encompassing both fatalities and injuries.

The United Nations, in response to the crisis, has reported that at least 12,110 individuals from 1,730 families have been impacted by the powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck Herat province the previous Saturday. The UN is actively engaged in providing essential services, including medical assistance, emergency shelter, food, and access to clean water to those affected.