RASC News Agency: In light of the recent earthquake that struck Herat Province, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, has underscored the imperative need to amplify humanitarian aid to the affected population, acknowledging the delicate state of affairs in Herat. In a message shared on X social media platform on Thursday, October 12, Mr. Grandi expressed his condolences for the thousands of lives lost in the ongoing earthquakes in the region.
In response, he called for a unified and concerted effort to escalate the provision of humanitarian assistance to the victims of these Herat earthquakes, recognizing the urgency of the situation.
Following the 6.3-magnitude earthquake that struck Afghanistan on Saturday, October 7, significant devastation and loss of life have been reported. The earthquake has specifically impacted parts of Afghanistan, resulting in the loss of numerous lives and widespread destruction.
According to UNICEF, an alarming 90% of those affected by the earthquake in the province were women and children who were inside their homes at the time of the incident. Additionally, reports indicate that a substantial number of residents in Herat province have been forcibly displaced due to the earthquake, with many villages experiencing total destruction of their homes.
It is important to highlight that, in response to the escalating casualties caused by this catastrophic event, global and international organizations have pledged to provide humanitarian assistance to those affected.
Furthermore, reports suggest that this earthquake in Herat province has not only resulted in human and financial losses but also poses a significant threat to several historical monuments within the province.