Through your kindness and generosity we were able to raise over $31,000 for Badakhshan landslide relief efforts. While we initially planned to only match the first $20,000, we couldn’t let this opportunity to put our support behind your generosity pass, and have matched the full $31,000! We are thrilled that over $62,000 will be donated to U.S. Fund for UNICEF to provide desperately needed aid to the victims of the Badakhshan landslide


(c) Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

Find out how your donation is making a difference:

UNICEF was among the first aid organizations to reach those affected by the landslide. The agency is supporting the Afghan Government in ensuring that basic survival supplies are distributed to those who have been made homeless by the disaster. “UNICEF, in partnership with other organizations, did an evaluation of basic needs of the displaced people, and provided high-energy biscuits and non-food items to them,” says Farid Dastgeer, UNICEF Child Protection Officer who has been working in Khwaja Du Koh since the calamity struck. “The non-food items consist of children’s clothing, blankets, first aid kits, and kitchen equipment, so that families can use these for basic cooking and survival. Now there has been an improvement to some extent with the waters receding.”

UNICEF is also broadcasting radio messages on the importance of proper sanitation and hygiene practices and the importance of immunization in reducing the risk of waterborne diseases. Local religious leaders have also been engaged and are delivering these key prevention messages daily during prayers.

Thank you again for your generosity and support. While our matching program is complete, we are still accepting donations to help the victims of this tragedy. Our campaign ends July 4th, don’t miss being a part of this much needed relief effort. *

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* When making donations online or via check please include a note that your donation is for Badakhshan.

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Children affected by the Badakhshan landslide:


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(c) Mohammad Ismail/Reuters