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“I cannot sleep at night. I am afraid another earthquake will come and we will die”
After the devastating earthquake in Afghanistan, 7-year-old Gulabea was trapped under her collapsed home for five hours with her family. When she was finally pulled to safety by neighbours, she emerged to find her community devastated.
Indonesia earthquake update: back to school in Sulawesi – for some
Over 150,000 students in Sulawesi, Indonesia are out of school following an earthquake and tsunami in September. UNICEF is working hard to deliver emergency education materials to help children get back into the classroom.
Indonesia Earthquake: Through the Eyes of a Child
UNICEF is in Indonesia, working to support the thousands of children left without homes and vital supplies, following the Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami on September 28, 2018.
Humanitarian partners are rushing to help the victims of the earthquake in Iraq
An earthquake measuring a magnitude of 7.3 on the Richter scale struck last night approximately 32kms from the city of Halabja, Iraq. The earthquake was felt across Iraq, including in the cities of Baghdad, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Kirkuk and Basra.
Mexico earthquake: return to normality as soon as possible for affected children
On 7 September at 11:49 pm, an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.1 on the Richter scale struck Mexico’s coast of Chiapas, which heavily affected neighbouring state Oaxaca and slightly affected other parts of the country, including Mexico City. More than 120 municipalities in Chiapas and 41 others in Oaxaca have been declared under a state of emergency.