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Over 32,000 Voters Registered for Upcoming Election: IEC

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(Last Updated On: June 15, 2019)

The Independent Elections Commission (IEC) said on Saturday that since the beginning of the voters’ registration process more than 31 thousand voters in 33 provinces have registered themselves.

The officials of IEC further said that more than 1,500 voters have registered themselves in Ghazni province.

“Recently, at least 1820 voters have registered themselves in Ghazni as more registration centers have been opened in last days,” said Habiburrahman Nang, Chief of the IEC Secretariat. 

However, the electoral observers believe that the voters’ registration process is deceiving and are concerned about the people’s absence in the process.

“We are concerned that the Independent Elections Commission report unreal statistics of the voters’ number to hide the objections regarding the people’s absence in the registration process,” said Yousuf Rashed, Chief of the Free and Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan (FEFA).

Moreover, electoral experts blame IEC for making political decisions, adding that IEC’s political decisions are the main reason behind the closure of the voter registration centers.

“The Independent Elections Commission functions politically and yet does not know the exact locations of registration centers across the country,” said Fazl Ahmad Manawi, a former IEC official.

IEC goes for the upcoming presidential election while 44 out of 423 registration centers are closed in 33 provinces across the country due to the security and technical issues. Moreover, 159 out of 247 registration center are closed in Ghazni province.

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Earthquake victims in Gayan district still in need of food and shelter

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(Last Updated On: June 25, 2022)

Hundreds of survivors of this week’s earthquake, who lost family members and their homes, are still in desperate need of help.

Sayed Bakhta, one of the survivors said that he has lost four family members and two others are hospitalized, adding that survivors are dealing with a lack of food and no shelter.

“We have no shelter here now, we don’t have food, all the victims are sitting outside without having shelter,” he said.

A number of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s (IEA) officials who have visited Gayan district of Paktika say that almost 90 percent of residential areas have been destroyed.

“Almost 90 percent of residences are destroyed; only a few them are suitable for living, most of them are uninhabitable,” said Qalandar Ebad, acting minister of public health.

In the meantime, rugged roads have hampered relief efforts as Gayan victims grapple with a humanitarian crisis, but military helicopter try to deliver aid to the victims.

“According to the order of the Prime Minister, a meeting was held and according to that meeting, the ministries and donor organizations were instructed to come to the earthquake site as soon as possible and use all their facilities to save the people,” said Sharafuddin Muslim, deputy Minister of State for Disaster Management.

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121 children among those killed in Afghanistan earthquake: UNICEF

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(Last Updated On: June 25, 2022)

The United Nations children’s agency said on Friday 121 of those who were killed in the 6.1-magnitude earthquake in Afghanistan this week were children.

Mohamed Ayoya, UNICEF Representative to Afghanistan, said as of late Thursday night, at least 1,036 people were reported killed and more than 1,643 reported injured.

The toll included 121 deaths and 67 injuries among the children, according to the official.

He said that Bermal district in Paktika province has the highest number of casualties and that several thousand homes were destroyed or damaged.

“Children and adolescents are extremely vulnerable and at high-risk of family separation, emotional and psychological distress, abuse and exploitation, and other forms of violence,” Ayoya said.

“UNICEF, in coordination with UN agencies, partners, and the de facto authorities (led by the Ministry of Defence) is rapidly preparing a multi-sectoral response covering health, WASH, child protection, nutrition, education, social mobilization, and including a cash component,” Ayoya said.
“UNICEF will be conducting a rapid market assessment in the affected areas in the upcoming days. The assessment will inform the feasibility and appropriateness of cash as a response to support early recovery. UNICEF has already trained partners for beneficiary registration on the ground.”

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Pakistan dispatches second consignment of earthquake relief

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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday dispatched eight trucks loaded with relief goods for earthquake victims in Afghanistan.

According to a statement issued by the Pakistan government, the consignment, arranged by the National Disaster Management Authority, has been handed over to Afghan authorities.

The consignment consists of family tents, tarpaulins, blankets and emergency medicines.

“Pakistan is committed to continue supply of relief goods to Afghan brethren,” the statement read.

This comes after Pakistan sent in earthquake aid on Wednesday, just hours after the 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit Afghanistan’s eastern provinces, killing over 1,000 people and destroying thousands of houses.

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