Afghanistan Earthquake Relief Fund

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Afghanistan Earthquake Relief Fund
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Thank you—we can’t say it enough! Because of your generosity, people struggling after the devastating earthquake that hit southeastern Afghanistan earlier this year were able to access emergency relief, shelter, and support in their long-term efforts to rebuild and recover. This disaster came at a time when the people of Afghanistan were already facing an unimaginable crisis. You responded swiftly and generously through GlobalGiving’s Afghanistan Earthquake Relief Fund.

Thanks to your donation, the fund has powered six grants to high-impact nonprofit organizations that mobilized immediately to address community needs after the earthquake.

Final grants were made from this fund in October, before the typically harsh winter, and amid an ongoing hunger crisis. Here is a description of the critical work you’re supporting:

This fund is no longer accepting donations, and this will be the last fund report of this kind from our team. You can continue to support the people of Afghanistan by donating to the Afghanistan Emergency Fund, through which we’re partnering with incredible changemaking organizations. 

With gratitude, 

Sarah + the GlobalGiving team

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Photo: The HALO Trust
Photo: The HALO Trust

As Afghans face an ongoing humanitarian crisis, they are also recovering from the devastating earthquake that struck their country in June. 

Your swift support of the Afghanistan Earthquake Relief Fund has been critical in meeting the needs of displaced communities and those grieving the loss of their loved ones. 

Thanks to your donation, three high-impact nonprofit organizations were able to use their expertise to quickly serve Afghan children and families in need. 

Here is a short description of some of the critical work you’ve supported: 

  • The HALO Trust, which specializes in demining, used its machinery to remove rubble and aid emergency response efforts in the Gayan and Barmal districts of Paktika province. HALO Trust’s teams also transported more than 100 people injured in the earthquake to urgent treatment facilities. The organization coordinated with United Nations agencies and local partners to shelter displaced Afghan families and provided food and water supplies.
  • Action for Development (AfD) is distributing food and water and providing sanitation and hygiene services to support Afghans recovering from the earthquake. As an organization founded by Afghans, AfD is acutely aware of the immediate and longer-term needs of impacted communities. 
  • The International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation (IBC), which has been working in Afghanistan for many years, jumped into action following the earthquake to identify community needs. The organization is coordinating with Afghan authorities to deliver tents, kitchen sets, and blankets from Kabul to the earthquake zone. IBC also distributed hygiene kits and dry food packages to survivors. 

Your support of the GlobalGiving Afghanistan Earthquake Relief Fund is powering community-led responses and delivering life-saving aid to Afghans. And the need remains enormous for impacted communities across the region—especially with a harsh winter only months away. As our partners’ incredible work continues, we will share another update about how your donation is making a difference.

With gratitude, 

Kyra + the GlobalGiving Team

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