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StatusCrisis Alert DateJune 22, 2022 Region Afghanistan

Earthquake in Afghanistan

Americares is preparing to respond to the devastating 5.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Afghanistan’s Paktika province on June 22, killing more than 1,000 people and injuring more than 1,500 others, according to the head of Paktika province’s information and culture department. The quake was Afghanistan’s deadliest in two decades and local officials expect the death toll and the number of injured to rise as search and rescue efforts continue. The full extent of the quake’s destruction is still unknown as roads were badly damaged and landslides from recent rains have made access in remote villages even more difficult. Read more about our Afghanistan response preparation.

Person in white garmnt huddles in remains of home after earthquake in Afghanistan
An earthquake survivor huddles in the ruins of a home in Afghanistan’s Paktika province. (Photo/Sadeq Naseri)