I was saddened to hear of the tragic loss of life caused by the earthquake which struck Afghanistan earlier today local time, near the city of Khost. Hundreds of people have reportedly been killed and injured, and this tragic toll might continue to rise.
22 June 2022 The following statement by UN Secretary-General António Guterres was issued today:
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The United Nations in Afghanistan is fully mobilized. Our teams are already on the ground assessing the needs and providing initial support.