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Emergency Relief for Earthquake in Afghanistan

TKHF issues emergency relief grant to MSF

On October 7, 2023, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 hit western Afghanistan, mainly impacting the Herat province. The earthquake was followed up with aftershocks with a magnitude of 6.3 on October 11th and October 15th. The earthquakes have resulted in more than 2,000 deaths, thousands of injuries, hundreds of people missing, and the loss of nearly 3,500 homes.*  In a country where some 29 million Afghans are in need of humanitarian assistance due to food insecurity and other complications from the Taliban takeover in August 2021 and the 2022 earthquake that hit eastern Afghanistan, this earthquake is an unimaginable additional tragedy. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), has been on the ground providing direly needed emergency medical aid at the Herat Regional Hospital and in tents it has set up to address patients' needs.  We are thankful for their efforts and our ability to support them.  As the need is so great TKHF is continuing to raise funds for direly needed humanitarian aid as a result of the Herat earthquake.

 

*Data from OCHA 

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Helping in Afghanistan

We continue to work with highly respected international organizations with a long history of working in conflict areas, including sometimes decades of experience in Afghanistan.

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Helping in the United States

While our organizational focus will remain on vulnerable Afghans within Afghanistan, there are many opportunities for you to help recently resettled Afghans in the United States.

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Author proceeds from the sale of Sea Prayer will go to the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and The Khaled Hosseini Foundation to help fund life-saving support and build better futures for refugees around the world. 

 

This year buy yourself a book and add a second one to give away to a loved one.  You are purchasing more than a book, you are providing a lifeline of support and hope for refugees in dire need of your help.  

 

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HUMANITARIAN AID

to the people of Afghanistan

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CHANGE LIVES

After almost 40 years of war, women and children have suffered more than any other in Afghanistan.  Share our vision to empower these vulnerable groups by funding 501(c)(3) nonprofits on the ground in Afghanistan who work to provide education, economic development opportunities, and healthcare.

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GIVE NOW

 

With a gold rating on Guidestar, you can trust that more than 90% of your contribution goes directly to help the people of Afghanistan.

THE NEED
  • Nearly 2.4 million people are currently displaced leaving hundreds of thousands homeless.

  • Of the 3.7 million children out-of-school in Afghanistan, roughly 60%  are girls.

  • Lack of fundamental medical care makes for the world's highest infant mortality rate.

  • One in four children suffer from chronic malnutrition.

Source:  World Bank, CIA World Fact Book, and UNHCR,.

OUR MISSION

The Khaled Hosseini Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that was started by Khaled Hosseini, the award-winning author of The Kite Runner in 2008.

TKHF funds grantees who provide humanitarian relief and shelter to families, economic opportunity for women, and healthcare and education for children in Afghanistan.

YOUR IMPACT

With your support TKHF has granted over $2.2 million and has:  

  • Built 537 shelters that house over 3,200 men, women, and children

  • Provided education for over 15,000 students

  • Helped fund a maternity center expansion that will assist in the delivery of 6,000 babies and care for roughly 33,000 women a year

Photo credits left to right: (c) TIE, GoodWeave (c) U. Roberto Romano, (c) UNICEF

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