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One Year Later: Focus on Afghanistan

More than a year now since tumultuous political change in Afghanistan, the Afghan crisis continues to be one of the biggest humanitarian crises our world has faced. Conflict, violence, chronic poverty, coupled with natural disasters 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.

Read more on IRUSA’s work for Afghan families, as shared by IRUSA President Anwar Khan in this interview with US News.

Fatal Earthquake Strikes Southeast Afghanistan

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck in June 2022 in the southeast region of Afghanistan, the deadliest in two decades. It was estimated that more than 362,000 people were impacted, 40% of which are children.

In addition, approximately ten thousand homes were destroyed, and infrastructure including roads and power supplies were also severely damaged. The most affected areas are often the remote ones, making it difficult for responders. Islamic Relief teams and donors helped survivors by providing shelter, food aid, cash assistance for emergency supplies, and more.

How Islamic Relief Is Helping Afghans

After political change in Afghanistan threw families into turmoil one year ago, Islamic Relief made a commitment of $2.1 million to help both families across Afghanistan and the 83,000 refugees who arrived to the US. 

Together, with our regional offices in Kabul, Balkh, Herat, and Nangarhar, we continue to work 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 also teamed 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. 

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.

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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