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Guterres shows his “sadness” for the earthquake in Afghanistan

The EU offers help to Afghanistan after the serious earthquake in the east of the country

June 23 (EUROPA PRESS) –

The Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, has shown his sadness this Wednesday for the “deadly earthquake” in eastern Afghanistan, in which more than 1,000 people have died.

“I was saddened to learn of the tragic loss of life caused by the earthquake that struck Afghanistan earlier today local time near the city of Khost. Hundreds of people are reported to have been killed and injured, and this tragic toll could continue to increase,” Guterres said in a statement shared by his office.

Guterres added that his heart “goes out to the people of Afghanistan who are already recovering from the impact of years of conflict, economic hardship and hunger.” “I convey my condolences to the families of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to the injured,” he added.


The UN secretary general has detailed that the organization is “fully mobilized” and that its teams in Afghanistan are on the ground assessing “needs and providing initial support.”

“We count on the international community to help support the hundreds of families affected by this latest disaster. Now is the time for solidarity,” he added.

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