The magnitude 6.1 earthquake which killed more than 1100 people has further crippled a population struggling with a food crisis from the combined impacts of long-term drought and hunger, COVID and decades of political instability.
“This latest tragedy is truly heartbreaking for a populace that has already gone through so much,” said Aloysius Canete, Caritas Australia’s Humanitarian Emergencies lead.
“Our partners on the ground report that crops are wilting, and that millions of families are now running out of options if they can no longer afford to buy basic goods since prices have increased exponentially. With this earthquake, we know that at least 1800 households have been destroyed and many more damaged, which leaves many vulnerable families reliant on humanitarian aid to survive.”
Visit www.caritas.org.au or call 1800 024 413 toll free to provide much needed support for vulnerable communities in Afghanistan.Jump to next article