On Friday, May 2nd, a devastating landslide caused by heavy seasonal rain buried a community in Afghanistan’s northeastern Badakshan Province. Though the exact numbers of dead and missing are unknown, local government sources and news agencies estimate that 2,500 or more people may have lost their lives. Formal rescue and recovery efforts have been abandoned due to the volume of mud that buried hundreds of homes. Many survivors lost their dwellings and have spent recent nights without adequate shelter. Personnel from Shelter For Life have already visited the site, where they witnessed the great extent of the destruction and assessed the needs of the survivors.
Shelter For Life appeals for your financial support to help us respond to this urgent crisis which is crippling the thousands of victims of this disaster. Immediate needs of the survivors include drinking water, food, and non-food items (blankets, clothing, etc.).
Shelter For Life has been working in Afghanistan since 1998, and has partnered with several organizations including United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and USAID. We are exploring ways in which we can help meet the immediate needs of those affected by this recent disaster, and also provide longer-term, sustainable development assistance for this region in Afghanistan.
Thank you for your much-needed financial support. It is easy and secure to donate via the Donate Now page on our website by clicking here. All donations are tax-deductible.