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Emergency Relief for Earthquake in Afghanistan
TKHF issues emergency relief grant to UNHCR
On June 22, 2022, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 hit eastern Afghanistan, mainly impacting the Paktika and Khost provinces. The earthquake was the worst to hit Afghanistan in 20 years, resulting in more than 1,000 deaths, at least 3,700 injuries, and the loss of nearly 4,500 homes.* In a country where some 24 million Afghans are in need of humanitarian assistance due to food insecurity and other complications from the Taliban takeover in August 2021, this earthquake is an unimaginable additional tragedy. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has been on the ground providing direly needed aid including tents, blankets, jerry cans, kitchen sets, and solar lamps among other essential items. We are thankful for their efforts and our ability to support them.
*Data from OCHA
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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.
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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.
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
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