Crisis in Afghanistan.
The people of Afghanistan NEED your help.
Over the course of just eight days, at least three deadly 6.3 magnitude earthquakes, and a series of strong aftershocks, have struck Herat province in north-western Afghanistan.
Officials have reported that well over 2,500 people have lost their lives and many thousands more are injured, with this staggering death toll expected to rise further amid search and rescue efforts. At least 12,000 people have been affected, with entire villages being flattened. In a distressing update, the UN have estimated that of those who have lost their lives in the quakes, 90% are women & children.
This is one of the most devastating recurring disasters to hit Afghanistan in decades.
Muslim Futures is coordinating with partners to monitor the situation, assess needs and deliver humanitarian assistance to those that need it most, especially families in particularly hard-to-reach communities who are struggle to reach services in district centres. Our partners have already been able to reach hundreds of people with emergency relief, and with your support, we will be able to deliver vital aid to many hundreds more in the coming weeks to help the most vulnerable.
With the winter fast approaching, families affected by this disaster need continued support to access their basic necessities: many families have lost all of their possessions in the earthquakes. This means as well as emergency food, cash and shelter, they also need items like warm coats, boots, gloves, blankets and heating equipment to survive the freezing temperatures.
" ....this is another devastating event in the ongoing humanitarian emergency in Afghanistan. Currently, 90% of the population is affected by poverty. This means many families in the most remote area of the country would have already been struggling to find food, employment, and stay out of debt. The World Bank last week warned that two thirds of Afghan families currently face significant challenges in maintaining their livelihoods. Now, they have been hit with one of the worst earthquake disasters we've seen in years.
"It will be extremely hard for survivors to meet their needs and start to rebuild their lives without support. Our team is closely monitoring the situation and working hard to deliver a quick and effective response. Alongside our partners, we are mobilising emergency provisions, including cash, food and shelter support."
" We desperately need donations to ensure the most vulnerable can meet their needs at this difficult time, and that neighbouring communities have the resources they need to welcome those who have had to leave their homes in search of safety, and help them to rebuild."
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