Concern Worldwide responding after powerful earthquake hits Afghanistan, Pakistan and India

Concern Worldwide responding after powerful earthquake hits Afghanistan, Pakistan and India

27 October 2015

Concern is assessing the situation in Pakistan and Afghanistan after a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck northern Afghanistan.

Concern Worldwide has launched an emergency.

The earthquake struck at 13:39 local time in Afghanistan and reports of shelters having collapsed have come from various districts in the north east of the country including Badakshan, Takhar and Farkhar district. Our teams already working in the areas have mobilised and have begun to assess the situation.

Janardhan Rao, Country Director for Concern Worldwide in Afghanistan, said:

Our teams are already out assessing the damage that has been caused in Taloqan (capital of Takhar Province) and Faisabad (capital of Badakshan Province). The worst of the earthquake appears to have hit in remote areas.  We need to move quickly to help the most vulnerable and ensure they have the shelter and lifesaving assistance they need.

 

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Concern Worldwide responding after powerful earthquake hits Afghanistan, Pakistan and India

Concern is assessing the situation in Pakistan and Afghanistan after a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck northern Afghanistan.