On October 7, 2023, at around 11 a.m. local time, a devastating 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck 25 miles west of Herat City in Herat Province, western Afghanistan. Following the initial quake, several aftershocks rippled through the region, affecting neighboring provinces of Badghis and Farah as well.
Four days after the initial earthquake, a second 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Herat, Afghanistan.
This assessment will guide the distribution of crucial aid, including cash assistance and emergency non-food items. By tailoring the assistance to the unique needs of each family, we can provide targeted support, ensuring that the aid provided is not only timely but also precisely tailored to alleviate the immediate challenges faced by the earthquake-affected communities.