Afghanistan Earthquake Relief

Afghanistan Earthquake Relief

The Situation

A powerful magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck a rural, mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan early Wednesday morning, killing at least 1,000 people and injuring 1,500 more in one of the deadliest quakes in decades.

More than 25 villages were almost completely destroyed, including schools, mosques and homes.

Due to the extremely unfavourable rural infrastructure of the region, clear information on the extent of the damage and destruction will take days to confirm.

200 thousand +

people are estimated to be affected by the earthquake

How is IDRF helping

Thanks to our localized approach, our partner in Afghanistan has already begun a needs assessment and logistics to begin emergency response. We believe that organizations that are deeply rooted in local communities are often in the best position to provide long-term support for disaster victims.

IDRF will begin by helping first responders meet survivors’ immediate needs for food, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter. Once initial relief work is deemed manageable, we will transition to support longer-term recovery efforts run by our local partner in Afghanistan.


Emergency First Aid and Food Kits