Afghanistan Earthquake Appeal

Afghanistan is known for earthquakes, conflicts and wars. Over the last couple of centuries, Afghanistan has seen numerous earthquakes gone through numerous civil conflicts and has faced brutality and violence at the hands of two world powers Soviet Union and the USA. Right now, Afghanistan is having to deal with another earthquake and this has been a deadly one again. Donate to Afghanistan Earthquake Appeal and help provide lifesaving food aid to the victims of the earthquake.

£15 will provide cooked hot meals for over 10 people 

£35 will provide a food pack for an Afghan family affected by the earthquake 

£100 will provide financial assistance through Zakat to an Afghan family

£300 will help build a water pump in Afghanistan Earthquake Area 

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Afghanistan is prone to quakes, as it’s located in a tectonically active region, over a number of fault lines including the Chaman fault, the Hari Rud fault, the Central Badakhshan fault and the Darvaz fault.

Over the past decade more than 7,000 people have been killed in earthquakes in the country, the UN’s Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs reports. There are an average of 560 deaths a year from earthquakes.

Source: BBC

Afghanistan Earthquake: Eyewitness Account

Earthquakes in Afghanistan tend to cause significant damage, as the majority of houses in rural areas are unstable or poorly built. Locals have described horrific scenes of death and destruction in the aftermath of this deadly earthquake.

“The kids and I screamed and in a split second one of our rooms was destroyed. We ran outside and noticed that the whole street has been destroyed.”


“All houses in our street were either completely destroyed or partially damaged. I did not see a single house without damage.”


“Every street you go, you hear people mourning the deaths of their loved ones.”



On 30th August 2021, the USA decided to leave the occupation of Afghanistan after a 20-year bloody and brutal war. Afghanistan hasn’t been a stable country since Britton tried to invade back in the 19th century. However, the war after 9/11 took the problems of Afghanistan to another level. Millions lost their lives. Thousands of women became widows and hundreds of thousands of children became orphans and countless individuals became disabled. Right now, Afghanistan is one of the poorest nations in the world. Without help from generous people like you, Islamic Charities like IWT cannot continue to help the people of Afghanistan.

Donate to the Afghanistan Earthquake Appeal, as you have donated to the Afghanistan Emergency Appeal, Afghanistan Food Appeal, and Afghanistan Water Appeal and during the holy month of Ramadan you always donate food and Zakat via Ramadan Food Appeal and Ramadan Zakat. Continue your support. Your donations will Insha’Allah save lives.


Even before the earthquake, Afghans were facing hunger, poverty and starvation. The earthquake has taken the little progress made in complete reverse. Urgent help is needed to provide food and shelter aid for the Afghanistan Earthquake Victims. Donate generously to Afghanistan Earthquake Appeal and help deliver humanitarian aid to Afghan families in need.

Even before the earthquake, emergency services in Afghanistan didn’t have enough people and facilities, and now the earthquake has ruined the little they had. If urgent help doesn’t get to the Earthquake Victims, many more lives will be lost through starvation and malnutrition.

The reward of Spending in the way of Allah

It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Allah said: ‘Spend, O son of Adam, and I shall spend on you.’”

Narrated by al-Bukhaari

Right now, there is no one more deserving of our help than the people of Afghanistan. Donate to Afghanistan Earthquake Appeal and help deliver life-saving food and shelter aid to the people of Afghanistan. Donate now before Afghanistan Humanitarian Crisis becomes a human catastrophe.


Alhamdulillah, our name clearly gives the message. We are an Islamic Charity aiming to help the Ummah in need. This is how our donation policy works:

  1. Your donation is your Amanah 
  2. We will spend your donation on the project you donated for.
  3. For every Emergency Appeal e.g. Pakistan Floods Appeal, Syria Emergency Appeal, Yemen Emergency Appeal, Gaza Emergency Appeal or Rohingya Crisis Appeal, we operate a 100% Donation Policy – no admin, no salary
  4. Zakat: 100% Zakat Policy
  5. 100% Transparency Policy – You can find the full details of our expenses by visiting the Charity Commission website.

FAQ about IWT’s Donation Policy

How do we cover our expenses?

We roughly spend about £25,000 (this is the top-end figure actual expenses are always lower) on wages, travel, marketing, rent and administration of the charity. Between £15k and £20k is covered by Gift Aid, while the remainder is covered by taking a small percentage (not exceeding 10%) from donations, excluding Zakat and Emergency Appeals.

We promise to spend £9 out of every £10 donated to us. Insha’Allah

Major Earthquakes in Afghanistan Since 2000

  • October 2023

    Epicentre: Herat

    Magnitude: 6.3

    No. of Deaths: 2,530 (Number still growing)

    No. of Injured: 2,000 (Number still growing)

  • June 2022

    Epicentre: Khost and KPK, Pakistan

    Magnitude: 6.0 and 4.2

    No. of Deaths: 1,168

    No. of Injured: 2,987

  • October 2015

    Epicentre: Hindu Kush

    Magnitude: 7.5

    No. of Deaths: 399

    No. of Injured: 2,536

  • March 2002

    Epicentre: Hindu Kush

    Magnitude: 7.4 and 6.1

    No. of Deaths: 2,166

    No. of Injured: 3,000+

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