Afghanistan Earthquake 2023
In the early hours of October 7, 2023, a devastating 6.3 magnitude earthquake rattled the vicinity of Herat, Afghanistan, its tremors reverberating across eight villages, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The calamity claimed over 3,000 lives, injuring over 1,500 people, displacing thousands, and destroying over 6 villages in the process. The epicenter of this seismic event lay near the western end of the Hindu Kush mountain range, a region notorious for its seismic activity due to thrust faulting at shallow depths. Since the first earthquake, a number of smaller quakes have rocked the same region.
Afghanistan Earthquake Map 2023: WFP
Supporting the earthquake victims
Recognising the urgent need, MAA International has launched initiatives to bring relief to those affected. MAA is currently assessing the situation and aims provide urgent food aid, comfort & winter aid, and hygiene items to those affected.
Beyond the relief efforts, we will also be assessing the long-term needs to help those affected get back on their feet.
Please donate generously and help our brothers and sister affected by the 2023 earthquake in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan Overview 2023
Afghanistan, home to an estimated 41 million people as of 2023, has endured over 40 years of war, resulting in a staggering 55% poverty rate. The ripple effects of this prolonged conflict are evident not just in statistics but in the daily lives of its citizens.
Kabul: A Capital in Distress
Kabul, the capital city, is home to around 4 million inhabitants. But the scars of war are evident everywhere, from the displacement of its people to the visible damage to its infrastructure. As the nation's heart, the city's challenges mirror the broader struggles Afghanistan faces.
Nuristan: A Region Ravaged by Nature and War
The northeast province of Nuristan, with a population of approximately 150,000, faces its own challenges. In addition to the impacts of war, natural disasters like floods and landslides have devastated the area, displacing many from their homes and adding to the already overwhelming challenges.
Food Insecurity: A Growing Concern
One of the most pressing issues in Afghanistan is food insecurity. About 14 million people struggle daily with hunger, unsure of where their next meal will come from. The ongoing conflict and natural disasters exacerbate this crisis.
Help those affected in Afghanistan
Afghanistan's challenges are immense, but we can make a difference with collective effort and support. MAA International is on the frontline, providing essential aid to those in need. Join us in our mission to bring hope, food, and comfort to the people of Afghanistan. Please donate generously.