Afghanistan Earthquake Response

On October 7th, a powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck the Herat province in Afghanistan, killing over 1,000 people, injuring 2,500, and leaving areas where homes have been completely destroyed. This earthquake was followed by a second quake of 6.3-magnitude on early Wednesday, October 11, affecting Herat Province a second time just days apart. This seismic event further worsened the situation, with hundreds more injured, electricity cut, drinking water contaminated, and limited food access.

Afghanistan is facing many disaster response challenges. There have been difficulties estimating the death toll and missing persons in remote villages due to the lack of records and many refugees displaced by war and drought. Fifteen million people in Afghanistan are food insecure and over 1,600 people injured by the quake have poor medical access in ill-equipped hospitals. Additionally, Afghanistan's economic crisis has strapped the country for resources, and few countries have pledged support to help in the aftermath of the recent earthquakes. International assistance will play a crucial role in addressing both immediate needs and facilitating long-term response efforts.

As we look to build that response, we know that giving to support people in Afghanistan must be done with great care and diligence. CAF America is committed to supporting the vital relief efforts underway to recover from this devastating disaster. We have reached out to all of our eligible charities with operations in the region to confirm their work in response to the disaster.

As an organization committed to enabling cross-border charitable giving, CAF America stands ready to assist US donors wanting to support the ongoing relief efforts. Please reach out to us if there is anything we can do to assist you: or 202-793-2232.

Organizations Responding to the Earthquake in Afghanistan

The organizations in the list below are working to provide relief and are currently vetted and eligible to receive grants from CAF America. You can support their work by clicking on the organization name or by contacting your fund manager to make a grant from your fund.

Organizations in the United States

Organizations around the World