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Japan to provide necessary aid for Afghanistan after earthquake – govt spokesperson

Damaged houses are pictured following an earthquake in Gayan district, Paktika province on June 22, 2022. The 5.9-magnitude quake, which killed at least 1,000 people, struck hardest in the rugged east, where people already lead hardscrabble lives in the grip of a humanitarian crisis made worse since the Taliban takeover in August. (AFP)
Damaged houses are pictured following an earthquake in Gayan district, Paktika province on June 22, 2022. The 5.9-magnitude quake, which killed at least 1,000 people, struck hardest in the rugged east, where people already lead hardscrabble lives in the grip of a humanitarian crisis made worse since the Taliban takeover in August. (AFP)
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23 Jun 2022 01:06:46 GMT9
23 Jun 2022 01:06:46 GMT9

TOKYO: The Japanese government plans to provide assistance to Afghanistan, a government spokesperson said on Thursday, after an earthquake there killed at least 1,000 people.

Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seiji Kihara told a regular news conference that the government was coordinating moves to “provide necessary support promptly” as well as assessing the situation to grasp local needs. 

Reuters

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