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.