The earthquake that recently struck Afghanistan registered an 8.1 magnitude and resonated from Kabul to New Delhi. It tremendously affected major cities in Pakistan, including Lahore, Islamabad, and Rawalpindi, displaced at least 1.5 million people, and inflicted massive property damage. The death toll currently stands at 272 people with 1,882 injured, but these numbers are likely to increase as emergency teams sift through the crumbled homes and other structures.
The government is bringing disaster relief to the cities, while Zakat Foundation of America is mobilizing to answer the cries for help from the underserved, poorer areas of the affected region.
Working with its partner organizations, Zakat Foundation of America is distributing emergency food supplies, warm clothes, and blankets to the earthquake’s victims in relatively more remote areas of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in the country’s northeast. Zakat Foundation of America is focusing particularly on the most vulnerable groups, including widows, children, the aged, and the disabled who are especially at risk. Stricken by an unforeseen disaster that has deprived them of food, shelter, and their possessions, these people are facing hunger and the beginnings of the cold winter.
Please consider donating to provide food packages and winter relief items to support our sisters and brothers in need of our assistance in Pakistan.