Latest: Thousands killed and injured in deadly earthquakes in Afghanistan.
Since Saturday, 7 October, a series of earthquakes have devastated western Afghanistan. The initial earthquake reached 6.3 magnitude. Initial reports indicated that over 2,450 people have lost their lives, while more than 9,240 have been injured and over 12,110 have lost their homes and communities.
The earthquake struck at a time when many in Afghanistan are already struggling to survive after 40 years of conflict as well as drought and crippling economic decline. These events have left roughly 29 million people (two-thirds of the population) in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.
In response to the recent earthquakes, the Afghan Red Crescent Society has teams of volunteers on the ground working to provide rapid assistance to those in urgent need.
Your donation will help deliver food, water, basic medical supplies, and shelter, and will help thousands to rebuild their lives.
Please donate now to help the people of Afghanistan.
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Photo: Afghan Red Crescent