Landslides recently engulfed two villages in the remote and mountainous in Argo District of Badakhshan. It was last reported that 2,500 lives were lost.
Afghanaid was the first NGO to respond, providing bread and water for the adults and biscuit and milk for the children. Suliaman Sarwary, Afghanaid’s Deputy Director of Programmes, was one of the first on the scene.
“What I saw was beyond imagination – an entire village covered in mud. 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.”
“I saw people on the mountains just crying, looking toward the buried village, knowing their relatives were under all that mud and there was nothing they could do.”
The site has now been declared a mass grave. While the search for survivors has been called off, those who survived are in desperate need of food and shelter.
“This is a very poor place. Villagers told me that have always known that this area was risky, but said they had no other option, no land or money to relocate.”
People need water, food and shelter and in time they will need psychological support. We urgently need your support to provide these vital resources to the survivors.
Please give generously as 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
Afghanaid is committed to helping to rebuild the homes and the lives of these families and communities affected by this horrible disaster.
Please donate online: www.afghanaid.org.uk/donate or make a £5 donation via your UK mobile – text AFGHAN to 70660.*
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, office closed bank holidays.
On behalf of the team in Argo, we thank you for your dedication and support to Afghanistan.
UK Operations and Fundraising Manager
*Texts cost £5 + standard network charge. Afghanaid receives £5. Obtain bill payer’s permission. Customer care 0844 8479 800.
Afghanaid is registered UK charity with a small London team. The head office resides in Kabul, Afghanistan with provincial offices in Samangan, Badakhshan and Ghor. UK registered charity (1045348) since 1983.
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Afghanaid UK Registered Office
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tel: +44 (0) 20 7065 0825