Photo Credit: AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana
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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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TKHF funds grantees who provide humanitarian relief and shelter to families, economic opportunity for women, and healthcare and education for children in Afghanistan.
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
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