At least 1,000 people have been killed by a magnitude 6.1 earthquake in Afghanistan’s east and the death toll is expected to grow as information trickles in from remote villages.
Mahboba’s Promise is on the ground assisting.
We need your help with the rescue effort
Our team is being dispatched to quake-hit areas
Mahboba’s Promise is providing urgent humanitarian assistance to victims of the terrible earthquake in the Paktika province. The earthquake has killed more than 1,000 people and injured at least 1,500 others, with the toll expected to rise in the impoverished country.
We are sending humanitarian aid including medicine, shelter, essential food, cooking equipment and clothes. The team on the ground is also providing ready cooked meals for those affected and our emergency response medical team is being dispatched to Pakitka, too.
Firdaus Khan, a resident of Sharana, the capital of Paktika province, told the ABC the only public hospital in the province of nearly a million people has been overwhelmed by earthquake victims.
“Most of the victims are women and children because they were caught asleep by the calamity … there is absolute shortage of resources, doctors and all other things needed,” he said.
Mahboba’s Promise is on the ground assisting, but we need your support.