Community World Service Asia’s Emergencies’ team has initiated an assessment of Geyan, one of the districts severely hit by the recent earthquake in Afghanistan. The quake has struck hardest in the rugged east of the country, where a majority of the population were already living in poverty, affected by multiple hazards and years of conflict. OCHA has reported earlier today that nearly 1,500 homes have now been verified as destroyed and damaged in Geyan district, Paktika province.
CWSA is coordinating with local stakeholders and international partners through meetings and teams are deployed to Paktika to assess the situation and identify immediate needs for its response.
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