On Saturday morning, October 7th, 2023, the earth trembled with unimaginable force in Herat province, Afghanistan. A powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake rocked the region, shattering homes, lives, and dreams. As we stand together in the face of this tragedy, Shelter For Life International urges you to join us in extending a helping hand to those in dire need.
The quake’s epicenter struck several villages surrounding the province of Herat, reducing countless residential houses and buildings to rubble. The chaos didn’t end there; powerful aftershocks followed, leaving survivors trembling in fear as the world around them crumbled.
According to reports from the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) and the Department of Public Health in Herat, the toll is heartbreaking. Thousands have lost their lives, and over 9,240 people, including children, women, the elderly, and young people, have been injured. Families have been torn apart, with some losing every member due to collapsing roofs. The death toll is expected to rise as the situation unfolds.
The Plight of the Survivors:
In the aftermath of this disaster, survivors find themselves without shelter, without food, and without hope. They are living in the open, exposed to the elements, and the clock is ticking. ANDMA is working tirelessly to provide cooked food for the affected within 48 hours, but the challenges are immense.
- ANDMA: Providing cooked food for the next 48 hours.
- Food Packages: The survivors require sustenance for several months.
- Temporary Shelter: A roof over their heads is essential.
- Hygiene Kits, Clean Water, and Latrines: Basic necessities for maintaining health and dignity.
- Kitchen Essentials: To prepare and store food.
- Winter Kits: As winter approaches, warm clothing and shelter become paramount.
Your Action Matters:
The people of Herat need us now more than ever. Your support can be a lifeline for those who have lost everything. By contributing to Shelter For Life International, you’re making an immediate impact on the ground, helping families rebuild their lives.
In the face of adversity, humanity shines brightest when we come together to support one another. Herat, Afghanistan, is counting on us to help them rise from the rubble, to find hope amidst despair. Let’s stand in solidarity with the earthquake victims, extend our hearts and hands, and make a difference in their lives. Donate today and be a beacon of hope in their darkest hour. Together, we can rebuild Herat, one brick at a time.