An earthquake hit Herat and surrounding provinces on Saturday, October 7. Thousands of lives have been lost and countless others have been left in dire need. Many are children who have lost families and homes. AIL is working tirelessly to provide urgent humanitarian aid in the form of shelter, medical care and food to the affected communities but the scale of the disaster requires an immediate and substantial response from the international community.
This earthquake has worsened an already desperate situation for many Afghan families. The country has been struggling with war and poverty for a long time and for many the last three years have made their lives even more difficult. Many families live day to day and have few resources to fall back on in times of disaster such as an earthquake.
People who are in desperate need will receive aid in the form of food, shelter, blankets, and mobile medical unit care. This aid will be vital in preventing death and disease and starvation. Many people will have nowhere else to turn for help.
This aid will help families get through this latest crisis caused by the devastating earthquake.