Afghanistan earthquake survivors appeal for assistance

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Rugged terrain is hampering aid efforts after a deadly earthquake in Afghanistan, making it difficult for NGOs and authorities to reach people in need. The quake killed more than 1,000 people and injured many more. Many survivors have been left without shelter. The Taliban authorities have appealed for international assistance

Afghanistan earthquake: Taliban appeal for more aid as death toll set to mount

Afghan earthquake survivors dig by hand as rescuers struggle to reach area

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In This Story: Afghanistan

Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.

Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

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The Taliban or Taleban, who refer to themselves as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, is a Deobandi Islamist movement and military organization in Afghanistan, currently waging war within the country. Since 2016, the Taliban’s leader has been Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada.

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