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Afghanistan is on the brink of another catastrophe

31 October 2023

1:01 AM

31 October 2023

1:01 AM

When a massive earthquake struck western Afghanistan on 7 October, thousands of mud houses collapsed, crushing and killing the people inside. Many of them were women, confined indoors by tradition, religion and Taliban edict, and their young children.

Over the weeks that followed, Herat province, which borders Iran, has been shaken by three more huge earthquakes, measuring magnitudes of 6.3,

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