Need for Aid Is Critical in Afghanistan After Devastating Earthquake

Need for Aid Is Critical in Afghanistan After Devastating Earthquake

Need for Aid Is Critical in Afghanistan After Devastating Earthquake New York Times journalists talked to residents in the hardest-hit part of southeastern Afghanistan who were seeking help and beginning to reckon with their losses. The day after what appeared to be the deadliest quake to hit Afghanistan in two decades, residents were assessing the damage and grieving their losses as attention turned to providing aid to the devastated region, a remote area in the southeast. Major questions remain about whether the Taliban government, which stormed to power last year after a long period of war and was cut off from Western donors by sanctions, will be able to coordinate the massive and sustained humanitarian effort needed to help the impoverished area, where many have been left homeless. Afghan officials …
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