Earthquake in Afghanistan – Caritas Australia Appeal

Image: A young girl in Afghanistan studies in a remote village supported by CRS for educational programs. Photo Stefanie Glinski for CRS

Caritas Appeal: Over 1000 lives lost as disaster again strikes Afghanistan  

 23 June 2022 

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake has devastated Afghanistan and Pakistan, causing over 1,000 deaths and a further 1,600 injuries.  

 This earthquake has proved to be the deadliest in two decades, further devastating a population already struggling with a devastating food crisis from the combined impacts of long-term drought and hunger, COVID-19 and decades of political instability.  

 “This latest tragedy is truly heartbreaking for a populace that has already gone through so much,” says Aloysius Canete, Caritas Australia’s Humanitarian Emergencies Lead.  

Caritas Australia continues to work with partner on the ground, CRS, to provide long-term emergency support including emergency cash assistance, food security support and education to the most drought-affected rural communities. 

 Caritas Australia is currently raising funds to support communities in Afghanistan.

 Visit www.caritas.org.au/donate/emergency-appeals/afghanistan or call 1800 024 413 toll free to provide much needed support to vulnerable communities in Afghanistan.