Badakhshan Landslide - Emergency Appeal

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On Friday, 2nd May landslides engulfed two villages in the remote and mountainous in Argo District of Badakhshan Province in north-eastern Afghanistan. It was last reported that 2,500 lives were lost.

Over three hundred dwellings were destroyed in this harrowing natural disaster, caused by recent very heavy rains in the north of the country. The final death rate will not be known for some time.

Afghanaid was the first NGO to respond providing bread and water for the adults and biscuit and milk for the children. Sulman Sarwary, Afghanaid’s Deputy Director of Programmes, was one of the first staff on the scene. "The devastation was beyond comprehension. I met a woman, maybe in her 60's, all her 7 sons had come from the neighbouring village to help in the rescue after the fist landslide, everyone of them was lost when the second landslide struck.”

While the search for survivors has been called off, those who survived are in grave need of food and shelter.

Over the next few days, Afghanaid will be distributing eighty metric tons of foodstuffs provided by the World Food Programme to more than 700 distressed families. These families cannot return to their homes due to risks of further mudslides. We need support so that we can provide the vital resources such as shelter, basic food items and clean drinking water to survivors.

Please give generously to this appeal. Every donation will help the victims of these landslides.

£12 provides a water filter for a family

£36 provides first aid equipment for entire village affected by the landslides

£100 provides 3 months of food for a widowed landslide survivor

£150 buys food for a family 6 for one month

Afghanaid is committed to helping to rebuild the homes and the lives of these families and communities affected by this horrible disaster.


DONATE BY UK MOBILE: Text AFGHAN to 70660 to donate £5.*

DONATE BY POST: Send a cheque made payable to 'Afghanaid' to the following address: Afghanaid, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LT. Please note LANDSLIDE APPEAL in your correspondence.

DONATE BY PHONE: Have your debit or credit card to hand and call +44 (0) 20 7065 0825 anytime Monday-Friday 10.00-17.00, closed bank holidays.

*Texts cost £5 + standard network charge. Afghanaid receives £5. Obtain bill payer’s permission. Customer care 0844 847 9800.