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Afghanistan: cholera alarm after the earthquake

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(ANSA) – ROME, JUN 27 – There is a cholera alarm in Afghanistan, after the earthquake that caused the death of at least a thousand people, the wounding of at least two thousand and ten thousand houses destroyed. CNN writes it.

Thousands of people are in need of clean water and food and are at risk of disease, an Afghan health ministry official said, just days after a United Nations agency warned of a cholera outbreak in the region.

“People need clean water and food,” said the spokesman for the Ministry of Health of Afghanistan, Sharafat Zaman, “we ask the international community, humanitarian organizations to help us with food and medicine, the survivors could contract diseases because they do not they have adequate homes and shelters to live in, “he said.

The disaster is an important test for Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders, who have been criticized by many foreign governments over human rights concerns since they took over the country last year. (HANDLE).

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Source: Ansa

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