Flash Update Badakshan Earthquake No. 4

Under the auspices of Provincial Disaster Management Committees, joint rapid assessments have now been able
to verify the complete destruction of 2,419 houses with a further 2,445 houses severely damaged (IOM reporting).
Further assessments are ongoing in all earthquake affected Provinces, including via the use of the Operational
Satellite Applications Programme of the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR-UNOSAT) which is
conducting damage assessments using before and after satellite imagery of the earthquake.

The Government reportedly has released AFN 50 million AFN (USD7.7 million) for the emergency response,
including for the provision of food rations and logistical support. Humanitarian partners, meanwhile, are supporting
rapid assessment activities and have begun responding to immediate needs for food, health, temporary shelter and
non-food items. With winter approaching, and the onset of extreme winter weather as early as the end of
November in some quake-affected areas, emergency shelter and winterization are particularly pressing concerns to
be addressed.

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