Following a terrible earthquake, the EU mobilises 1 million euros in humanitarian relief for Afghans.

An estimated 270,000 people in the affected areas will need urgent assistance . The EU is mobilizing an initial 1 million euros in response .

Brussels, Belgium, June 24: In reaction to the devastating earthquake that struck southern Afghanistan early morning on June 22, the European Commission announced 1 million euros in aid to meet the most pressing needs of Afghans.An estimated 270,000 people in the affected areas will need urgent assistance.The EU is mobilizing an initial 1 million euros in response.In an already fragile world, our trusted humanitarian partners will provide the assistance needed to those most affected.

With EU field staff on the ground still assessing the extent of the disaster, first reports indicate that more than 1,000 Afghans have died and been wounded, according to reports.To ensure a prompt response in areas that are difficult to reach, humanitarian partners such as non-governmental organizations and the United Nations will provide assistance.Massive earthquakes have destroyed buildings and homes, severely weakened hospitals and schools, and weakened electricity networks, roads, and bridges in the aftermath of the earthquake.The EU's emergency Copernicus satellite service has been active since August 2021.

At least 1,455 people were injured in three of the six most affected districts, Barmal, Giyan, and Spera, many of whom were critically harmed on June 22.In addition, over 1,500 houses have now been discovered to have been destroyed and damaged in Giyan district, Paktika province, where humanitarian assistance was sent.