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Eastern Abai region in northeastern Kazakhstan is currently grappling with a catastrophic forest fire crisis. The fires have rapidly spread, consuming a massive area of approximately 60,000 hectares of land. Tragically, the infernos have claimed the lives of at least 14 people and forced over 300 individuals to evacuate from various parts of the affected region.

The scale of destruction caused by the fires is unprecedented, with vast expanses of land reduced to charred remains. The loss of life is deeply saddening, and authorities are working diligently to investigate the cause of these fatalities.

Emergency response teams are in full swing, working tirelessly to combat the fires and provide support to those affected. The priority remains the safety and well-being of residents in the face of this calamity.

As the situation continues to unfold, further updates will be provided regarding the ongoing efforts to contain the fires and mitigate their impact on the region.

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Humanitarian Impact
  300
      Affected Persons
  300
        Displaced Persons
  14
        Deaths

OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises.

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