Afghanistan: Earthquake - Feb 2001
Most read reports
- United Nations Geospatial Information Section: Reference map of Afghanistan. 31 Jan 2004
- USGS: Afghanistan Earthquake Bulletin. 25 Feb 2001
- OCHA: Afghanistan - Earthquake OCHA Situation Report No. 1. 25 Feb 2001
- FAO: FAO/GIEWS - Foodcrops & Shortages 3/01 - Afghanistan. 12 Jun 2001
- DPA: No report of damage yet from earthquake-hit Afghanistan. 26 Feb 2001
The country is gripped by a grave food crisis, following the third successive year of below average crop production due to drought, continuing civil conflict and a harsh winter. An FAO/WFP Crop and Food Supply Assessment Mission which visited the country in May 2001 issued its report on 8 June.
Islamabad (dpa) - Afghanistan's Taliban regime said Monday it had received no reports of any damage from the strong earthquake that shook the country on Sunday.
''We have no reports of any damage or casualties from the areas we control,'' Taliban spokesman Qari Fazle Rabbi told the private Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) agency.
The Islamic Taliban control more than 90 per cent territory of the country.
Opponents of the Islamic Taliban who control northern provinces of Takhar and Badakhshan which were worst-hit also did not report any damage.
Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2001/0048
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Afghanistan - Earthquake