Afghanistan Earthquake Appeal

A powerful earthquake has killed over 1,000 people, injured tens of thousands and destroyed villages and towns across Afghanistan. Millions have been left with nothing. Through Afghanistan Earthquake Appeal we are aiming to deliver life-saving food and shelter aid. Donate generously to Afghanistan Emergency Appeal and help save lives.

£30 will provide cooked hot meals for over 20 people 

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

£100 will provide financial assistance to an Afghan family to help rebuild their shelter 

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Why do we need to donate to Afghanistan Earthquake Appeal?

The earthquake struck in the middle of the night and caught everyone by surprise. Village after village and town after town was flattened. It is the deadliest earthquake to strike Afghanistan in over two decades. A country already struggling is having to face another challenge. As Muslims, it is our duty to take care of our fellow Muslims in need. Right now, there is no other community more deserving of our help than the people of Afghanistan. Donate to Afghanistan Earthquake Appeal and help save lives.

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.”

Faitma

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

Faisal

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

Alem

Afghanistan Earthquake Victims Need Help Now!

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.

Earthquakes and Afghanistan

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

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.

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