CARE: Help Afghanistan Earthquake Victims Today

CARE: Help Afghanistan Earthquake Victims Today
CARE: Help Afghanistan Earthquake Victims Today
CARE: Help Afghanistan Earthquake Victims Today
CARE: Help Afghanistan Earthquake Victims Today

Project Report | Feb 5, 2016
UPDATE CARE Help Afghanistan Earthquake Victims

By Laura Cansicio | Director of Development, Strategic Partnerships

Thanks to your generous support, CARE is now working with partners to deliver emergency relief in Afghanistan.

Following joint assessments to identify the worst hit areas by the 7.5 magnitude earthquake on October 26th, 2015. Care started delivering emergency relief assistance to affected families. As of November 3rd, 2015 an estimated 9,703 houses were damaged and 5,612 houses were destroyed by earthquake (OCHA)

One Afghan father told CARE: “I have a big family of 15, including ten children and my parents. I am a poor shopkeeper and I’m not able to rebuild my house and buy assets and foods for coming winter. I need assistance from the government and other organizations. Thank God my family members are safe, but my children are scared as you can see the worries in their faces.”

The greatest needs right now are shelter, food, warm clothes, fire wood, house assets and psychological support. CARE started distributing crucial relief items yesterday to 98 households in central Afghanistan, including tents, solar lamps, blankets, cooking sets, hygiene kits, stove lighter and shovels, giving priority to women, disabled and elderly.


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Location: Atlanta, GA - USA
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Twitter: @CARE
Project Leader:
Maggie Malloy
Atlanta , GA United States

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