Published: Wednesday 15 July 1998

Serious diseases have been reported in remote villages of northern Afghanistan, which were severely damaged by a recent earthquake. The United Nations and Red Cross have evacuated 102 of the most seriously injured people from remote villages, and delivered food to 31 of the approximately 100 affected villages. An outbreak of diarrhoea has been reported in the Chah-ab region, about 60-km west of Faisabad, said the UN Spokesperson Rupert Coville.

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