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Afghanistan/Pakistan: Earthquake - Oct 2015

A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake rocked parts of South Asia on 26 October 2015. It was centred near Jurm in northeast Afghanistan, 250 kilometres (160 miles) from the capital Kabul and at a depth of 213.5 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said. (AFP, 26 Oct 2015)

Relief agencies were battling Wednesday to reach cold and hungry survivors of a devastating earthquake that has killed more than 360 people in Pakistan and Afghanistan, with entire communities still cut off in the mountainous region. (Source: Reliefweb.int)

The following humanitarian organisations are on the ground responding:

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