GENEVA, Jan 19 (AFP) - The UN's
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said it would
send an assessment team to a remote area in Afghanistan which was the epicentre
of an earthquake that shook parts of central and south Asia Wednesday.
The team, which will leave Thursday,
will go to Faizibad, a mountainous and largely unpopulated region in northern
Afghanistan, from where the temblor rippled out to touch other countries,
including Pakistan and Uzbekistan, said an OCHA official, Rudolf Mueller.
OCHA did not give any indication of damage