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12 Jun 2001 description

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.

26 Feb 2001 description

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.

25 Feb 2001 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2001/0048
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Afghanistan - Earthquake

25 Feb 2001 description

Earthquake Bulletin
01/02/25 02:21:59 UTC 36.44N 70.91E Depth: 202.4 km 6.1M
HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN
45 miles (70 km) SSE of Feyzabad, Afghanistan