A UNOCHA report on June 26 stated that at least 155 children were killed in the tragedy of the earthquake that struck south east Afghanistan.
According to UNOCHA’s Gayan district in Paktika, which was severely damaged by the earthquake, a majority of its children died. Khaama Press also reported that the incident left 65 children homeless or orphaned.
According to UNOCHA 250 children were also hurt in the earthquake that struck mountainous areas of the Paktika, Khost, and Khost provinces near Afghanistan’s border to Pakistan.
According to Khaama Press, the earthquake in southeast Afghanistan caused the displacement of at least 1150 people, more than 1,500 injuries and the destruction or more than 10,000 homes.
Afghanistan is currently in desperate need of humanitarian assistance after it suffered its worst earthquake in 20 years.
UNICEF has created child-friendly spaces for children, where they can access psycho-social first-aid services and have over 100 caregivers.
The UN is providing assistance as many organizations around the globe have supported the victims of the earthquake with large amounts of money.
On Sunday, the United Nations provided USD 10 million through the UN Central Emergency Response Funds. This money was used to help the Afghan people affected by the earthquake which struck the eastern portion of the country.
On Wednesday, parts of Afghanistan were shaken by a 5.9 magnitude earthquake. Currently, more than 1000 people have been killed in the Barmal and Giyan districts of Paktika province and Spera district, Khost province.
At least 1,455 people were also injured in the three most affected districts of Barmal and Giyan. Many of these injuries were severe.
More than 10,000 homes were destroyed.
An earlier announcement by the European Commission included 1 million euros in humanitarian funds for approximately 270,000 people in affected areas who are in urgent need of assistance.
The WHO dispatched immediate humanitarian assistance to affected areas on June 22. It included 10 tons of medical supplies, sufficient for 5,400 operations and medical treatment covering 36,000 people for three-months.