In the early morning of 22 June, the south-east of Afghanistan was struck by a devastating 6.1 magnitude earthquake. More than 1,000 people were killed and another 1,500 injured as the country battles ongoing crisis.
The death toll continues to rise. Approximately 2,000 homes have been destroyed and thousands of families are now desperately searching for shelter and protection.
For almost four decades the people of Afghanistan have endured crisis after crisis. An ongoing war, natural disasters, chronic poverty, and food insecurity have caused widespread suffering. In 2021, the World Food Programme (WFP) described Afghanistan as being on the brink of a ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ with 22.8 million people – or more than half the population – facing acute food insecurity. Life in Afghanistan is precarious for many, particularly for women and children who face an uncertain future.
How your donation helps:
When you donate to our Afghanistan Emergency Appeal, you will help support our ongoing work in Afghanistan. We’re working closely with our local partners to meet the most critical needs of the country’s most vulnerable – mainly orphans and widows – in the form of clean water, nutritious food, shelter, and access to medicine and healthcare.
Our partners have a 20+ year history of serving the Afghan people through long-term health and education initiatives as well as emergency relief efforts.
How much Zakat do I owe?
Our handy Zakat calculator will help you to figure out exactly how much Zakat you owe. When you donate your Zakat through GIM Foundation during Ramadan, you’re not only fulfilling the sacred obligation of purifying your wealth, but you’re helping to empower children’s futures, and reaping the multiplied blessings of this holy month.