Snapshot 21-27 October 2015
Afghanistan and Pakistan: A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck on 26 October, with its epicentre in Jurm, in Afghanistan’s Badakhshan province. At least 82 people are reported dead in Afghanistan, with 300 wounded, and around 4,000 houses damaged in Badakhshan, Baghlan, Kunduz, Nangarhar, Parwan, and Takhar provinces. Landslides have impacted infrastructure and hindered access. Electricity and telecommunication have been severely affected, with remote rural areas reportedly cut off. In Pakistan 230 people have died, 1,629 are reported injured, and 2,536 houses damaged in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Azad Jammu and Kashmir. In India, four people have been reported dead and several buildings damaged.
South Sudan: 30,000 people are estimated to be experiencing Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) food security outcomes in Unity state’s Leer, Guit, Koch and Mayendit counties. The people who fled to the bush during the intensification of violence between April and June are most affected. 3.9 million people are estimated to be experiencing Crisis (IPC Phase 3), Emergency (IPC Phase 4) and Catastrophe food security outcomes across South Sudan. This is likely to aggravate high needs for health and nutritional support.
Updated: 27/10/2015. Next update: 03/11/2015.