UN prepares for cholera outbreak in Afghanistan

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UN prepares for cholera outbreak in Afghanistan aggravate the misery after the earthquake After it was reported that about five hundred thousand people were suffering from acute diarrhea.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said it was preparing to prevent a cholera outbreak in Afghanistan. After the earthquake on Wednesday past (June 22), with reports that About five hundred thousand people suffer from acute diarrhea.

“The outbreak of cholera after the earthquake is a serious concern. We are working on ways to prevent the disease,” OCHA said in a statement on Wednesday (June 23).

In addition, OCHA also stated that It is awaiting confirmation whether the search and rescue operation is nearing its end. After Taliban officials said on Wednesday that 90% of the operations are complete. while villagers rushed to bury the deceased and search for survivors who may be trapped beneath the rubble.

Taliban and OCHA faced difficulties in providing assistance to victims of this disaster While the Afghan government’s Bakhtar News reported that There were many deaths. and more than 1,500 people were injured.

In addition, with difficulty in communication and reaching villages in remote mountainous areas Therefore, the actual death toll is unknown.

However, UN agencies and other groups still operating in Afghanistan have sent supplies to the affected areas. including medical equipment, tents and plastic tarps. But the need for aid is expected to increase dramatically. Because many villages were severely damaged.

Reuters reported that The quake, with a magnitude of 6.1, underscored the misery of the people of Afghanistan. As millions of people face poverty and starvation Including the health system that has already failed as the original capital When the Taliban took power in August 2021, after the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) withdraw.

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