Earthquake in Afghanistan
A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck northern Afghanistan, with tremors felt as far as Pakistan and India. CARE is already responding to humanitarian needs in Afghanistan and Pakistan and is ready to scale up as more information on the impact of the earthquake is available.
EARTHQUAKE EMERGENCY UPDATE
A powerful earthquake struck northern Afghanistan on October 26, with tremors felt as far as Pakistan and India. CARE is already responding to humanitarian needs in Afghanistan and Pakistan and is ready to scale up as more information on the impact of the earthquake is available.
Due to landslides, roads are blocked from Jalabad to Kabul and Taloqan to Kunduz (source: OCHA). The Ministry of Public Works and the Ministry of Defense have dispatched equipment and crews to clear the landslides and restore access to the road network. The earthquake disrupted the mobile network resulting in intermittent access and hampered efforts to obtain information on the impact of the earthquake.
CARE first established its mission in Afghanistan in 1961, but suspended activities after the Russian invasion of 1979. Resuming activities in 1989 from a new base in Peshawar, Pakistan, CARE delivered assistance to Afghanistan from across the border until 2002 when it shifted its main office back to Kabul.
Each program strives to strengthen self-reliance while promoting basic human rights, good governance, and social, economic and gender equality. In addition to its community-based work, CARE Afghanistan advocates with and on behalf of vulnerable and marginalized Afghans for national and international policies that support and protect their interests and maximize their chances to break out of the cycle of poverty.
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