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 or call 1800 024 413 toll free to provide much needed support to vulnerable communities in Afghanistan.