Earthquake Strikes Afghanistan
On October 7th, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Zindajan district in Herat Province, impacting families in western Afghanistan. Over 1,200 people were killed and more than 1,600 people have been injured. Every home in this district was completely destroyed or badly damaged in this first earthquake.
On October 11th and 15th, two more 6.3 magnitude earthquakes occured, killing and injuring even more people. Families are in desperate need of help, as many are sleeping outdoors with no resources. Those who have been injured have no supplies to care for their wounds.
ERDO will be responding to this devestating earthquake alongside a trusted local partner with decades of experience in crisis response in Afghanistan. In collaboration with this partner, we will be supporting 1,800 people in remote villages with shelter, medicine and medical assitance and food. These families need of supplies and shelter now, as the cold, rainy season has begun.
We’ll be bringing families blankets, jackets and tents, pain medication and bandages, a well as food items including bread, oil, vegetables, dried fruit, tomato sauce and jam. We are providing milk to infants and children, and handing out gas cylinders so families can make meals.
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