The earthquakes struck in western Afghanistan, inflicting widespread damage in Herat Province along the border with Iran. The disaster adds to already acute hardship in Afghanistan, a country in the grip of a worsening humanitarian and economic crisis after the Taliban's takeover in 2021. Nearly half of the country's 39 million people face severe hunger, including around three million on the brink of starvation, which deepens the challenge of recovery as families also prepare for winter.
All donations to this fund will support earthquake relief and recovery efforts in Afghanistan, sending food, clean water, medicine, and other essential supplies to people in need. Once immediate needs are met, the fund will transition to support long-term recovery efforts led by local organizations in Afghanistan.
How Your Donation Will Be Used
Your donation will be used to:
- Provide food, clean water, and medicine to survivors
- Provide shelter and temporary housing to people who lost their homes
- Provide psycho-social and mental health support to survivors
- Support economic relief efforts
- Support long-term recovery efforts
- And much more
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