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Biden directs USAID, other entities to support relief work in Afghanistan

“We are committed to continuing our support for the needs of the Afghan people as we stand with them during and in the aftermath of this terrible tragedy,” Sullivan said.

The President of United States Joe Biden today directed the USAID and other federal agencies to help those affected by an earthquake in eastern Afghanistan.

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said the US is “deeply saddened to hear that the devastating earthquake has killed more than 1,000 people in Afghanistan.

“President Biden is monitoring developments and has directed USAID and other federal government partners to assess U.S. response options to help those most affected,” said Sullivan.

“We are committed to continuing our support for the needs of the Afghan people as we stand with them during and in the aftermath of this terrible tragedy,” he added.

Nearly 1,600 people were injured when the tremor hit Paktika province, according to authorities. The death toll is feared to rise.

Paktika and Khost are the most affected provinces where hundreds of houses were destroyed by the magnitude-6.1 quake late Tuesday.

Javed Mahmood
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I am an experienced writer, analyst, and author. My exposure in English journalism spans more than 28 years. In the past, I have been working with daily The Muslim (Lahore Bureau), daily Business Recorder (Lahore/Islamabad Bureaus), Daily Times, Islamabad, daily The Nation (Lahore and Karachi). With daily The Nation, I have served as Resident Editor, Karachi. Since 2009, I have been working as a Freelance Writer/Editor for American organizations.

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