Flash Update Badakshan Earthquake No. 3
Emergency shelter, winterization and water and sanitation are likely to be the immediate concerns, particularly with
winter approaching. The national level stock lists, updated on 27 October, show sufficient shelter kits for more than 67,000 people, 600,000 blankets and non-food item packages for nearly 124,000 people are available in country. One emergency trauma kit was prepositioned in Jawzjan, Kunduz, Baghlan, and Ghazni which covers 100 major surgeries in each location. One basic health kit was prepositioned in Takhar and Fayzabad, which covers basic
health services for 3,000 people for one month in each location.
Thus far, the Government has made no formal request for assistance. The United Nations and its humanitarian partners in Afghanistan continue to support the Government’s on-going efforts to determine the extent of the damage and respond to the needs of people impacted by the earthquake. Coordination efforts led by the
Government continue at the provincial levels, while an expanded HCT meeting on earthquake is scheduled to take
place on 29 October in Kabul. The governments of China, India, Iran, Japan and Turkey have also offered support
during this crisis.