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A deadly earthquake of 6.3 magnitude hit Afghanistan on Saturday 7 October 2023, taking the lives of almost 1, 300 people so far and leaving thousands injured.
The earthquake struck 40km northwest of the city of Herat in Afghanistan, where 12 villages near the city of Herat have been affected. Rescue operations are underway to save people trapped in debris.
On Wednesday 11 October, another devastating earthquake of 6.3 magnitude hit the region, around 28km outside Herat.
Around 12, 000 people have been affected by the Earthquake across five districts of Herat province.
Islamic Relief are on the ground responding to the disaster. Our Islamic Relief Afghanistan Health team based in Herat have travelled to the earthquake affected area to provide primary health assistance, medicine and counselling . We are conducting needs assessments and working closely with other responders and INGO’s to explore joint response opportunities.
Our teams will be providing health services, distributing tents, non-food items and cash vouchers to those most affected.
Afghan civilians have already been facing the brunt of economic instability for over two years, and with basic services having collapsed support for those impacted by the earthquake will be impacted.
The international community must continue to advocate for and deliver humanitarian aid provision and support for basic human needs through non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the UN agencies.
Islamic Relief calls on all parties to ensure that the efficient provision of humanitarian aid is made possible, and unrestricted, prompt, secure, and unimpeded access for all humanitarian personnel, including women, is applied in accordance with international law. This applies to United Nations agencies, international and local non-governmental organisations, and other humanitarian actors.
Alongside keeping the people of Afghanistan in our prayers, we have a duty to not turn our back on the people of Afghanistan. You can help ease the burden of this catastrophe for the Afghan people by donating towards our life-saving work in communities for displaced families across Afghanistan.
With food insecurity at alarming levels in Afghanistan, many people are desperately seeking any kind of support — almost 45% of the population are badly affected. Thanks to your generous donations towards the Afghanistan Emergency Appeal, our teams on the ground have delivered food packs, supporting thousands of families, Alhamdulillah!
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Your support has enabled us to be present and provide vulnerable families with support and care. You have the power to make a difference in the lives of millions in dire need.
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