Emergency Appeal: Afghanistan Earthquake

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On Saturday 7 October, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck villages near the city of Herat. Two more powerful earthquakes compounded with a major storm in the space of just over a week. 2,054 people were killed, and over 3,000 injured.

Looking ahead, the province is only one month from winter. Most food stocks were lost in the earthquake. Families need support through the winter and until the next harvest. This disaster comes at a time when already 15 million Afghans do not know where their next meal will come from — that is one third of the population.

ActionAid is responding through local partners on the ground to deliver food support, water and shelter supplies to families in need, but we need to scale up the response. Please donate today.

Where your donation goes

90% of your donation will go directly to our Afghanistan Earthquake Appeal and 10% to fundraising and administration.

In the event that funds raised exceed the amount required to meet the immediate and longer term needs of the people impacted, ActionAid Australia will direct donations to our Arise Fund, which supports disaster preparedness, response and recovery for current and future emergencies. Refer to our 2022 Annual Report for more information.