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Due to the earthquake, many people are living under evacuation.

The earthquake that struck Paktika and Khost provinces in eastern Afghanistan on June 22, 2022 has left many people in the affected areas evacuated. In the Spera district of Khost Province alone, one of the areas JEN has surveyed, more than 1,600 houses have been completely destroyed and about 4,000 partially destroyed, rendering them uninhabitable. Those affected are currently living in tents. Khazan, who lives in Spera district, vividly remembers when the earthquake struck. His son, his wife, and his grandchildren were trapped under the collapsed room and suffered severe injuries. They desperately called for help, but the entire village had collapsed and no one from the neighborhood could come to their rescue.

The areas affected by the earthquake are located in mountainous regions and lack basic infrastructure to supply safe drinking water. Schools are located only far away, so most of the children are unable to access them. The altitude is also high, around 3,000 meters, and snow begins to fall in September, so the winter climate is said to be very severe. In this area, people usually sell their livestock and during the winter, they store the meat as dried meat. However, many of the livestock in the affected areas have been buried under debris, and even the removal of their corpses has not yet been completed.

In order to support the lives of those affected as quickly as possible, JEN distributed multipurpose cash (cash that can be used for multiple purposes) so that each family can purchase what they need fitting their own situation. This allows each household to purchase approximately two months of food, hygiene items, supplies to survive the harsh winter, and educational needs. We will keep you updated on the situation.


The area is located in the mountainous region and has been affected by the earthquake.



Houses have been completely destroyed and removal of debris is a major issue.



After the earthquake, items necessary for daily life can not fit inside the tents in which people are evacuated and are placed outdoors.

August 10, 2022 in AfghanistanEmergency Support |