Afghan volunteers racing to deliver relief aid to earthquake victims
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Afghan volunteers are racing to deliver relief material to the victims after a powerful earthquake in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday killed 1,000 people and destroyed hundreds of homes.
Many international aid agencies withdrew from Afghanistan after the Taliban seized power, which increased obstacles for relief efforts. The U.N. and remaining agencies said they were moving blankets, food, tents, and medical teams to the areas affected by the earthquake.
Poor communications and a lack of proper roads make it even more challenging to send humanitarian assistance. The United Nations said on Thursday the Taliban Ministry of Defense had indicated 90 percent of search and rescue operations had been completed.