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Fatal Earthquake Strikes Southeast Afghanistan

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck the southeast region of Afghanistan, the deadliest in two decades. Latest reports indicate over one thousand people have been killed, with a further three thousand injured. Exact numbers regarding the number of people affected remain unclear and are continuously being updated, however reports estimate more than 362,000 people have been impacted, 40% of which are children.

In addition, approximately ten thousand homes have been destroyed, and infrastructure including roads and power supplies have also been severely damaged. The most affected areas are remote, making it difficult for responders. Nonetheless, Islamic Relief is on the ground. The most immediate needs include shelter, food aid, and cash assistance for emergency supplies. Over 900 food packs have been distributed thus far.

Focus on Afghanistan

The Afghan crisis is one of the biggest humanitarian crises our world has faced. Conflict, violence, and chronic poverty have forced more than 6 million people to be displaced, both within Afghanistan and in other countries. Women and young girls are among those most affected. And the conflict is only escalating, putting a strain on both the Afghan community and their host communities alike. 

How Islamic Relief Is Helping Afghans

Islamic Relief has made a commitment of $2.1 million to help both families across Afghanistan and the 83,000 refugees newly arrived in the US. 

Together, with our regional offices in Kabul, Balkh, Herat, and Nangarhar, we are working to help provide those in need with the following:

  • Food packages including staple items like flour, rice, oil, and sugar
  • Essential non-food items such as hygiene kits, household items, and clothing
  • Emergency equipment such as family-sized tents

We are also teaming up with our partner network to help our new Afghan neighbors transition into their new homes through the following: 

  • Greeting orientations, transportation from the airport, and interpreters upon arrival
  • Cash, rental, and legal assistance
  • Hygiene kits and clothing 
  • Food boxes including items like flour, rice, oil, sugar, lentils, beans, salt, and green tea
  • Mental health and psychosocial support
  • Medical case management

Click below to take action today, whether it’s through advocating for the Afghan Adjustment Act or sponsoring a newly arrived Afghan family. Stay tuned to this page for more information as it becomes available to us.

Sponsor a Newly-Arrived Afghan Family

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The Power of You

Islamic Relief has served in Afghanistan for more than 20 years, and continues to provide humanitarian and development assistance in the country today. Through our regional offices, we are able to quickly and accurately assess the needs on the ground and provide immediate relief. We work hard to ensure your donor dollar goes as far as possible.

A few of our projects include:

  • Food distributions during Ramadan and Qurbani/Udhiyah
  • Orphan support and vocational training for female-headed households
  • Access to education for women and young girls
  • Healthcare support for those in critical condition 

Thanks to you, we’ve been able to accomplish so much. But there’s still so much more to do. By continuing to support our efforts in Afghanistan, you can help make a difference in the lives of those in desperate need across the world and here at home.

Our reach across Afghanistan, 2017-2019

IRUSA helps millions across the world

PLEASE NOTE: Donations made to IRUSA’s Afghanistan fund may serve urgent or long-term programs in Afghanistan or for refugees from Afghanistan living in other countries.
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