In 2022, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake stuck the Central Region of Afghanistan killing approximately 1,036 people, 167 of which were children.
Avalden was one of the thousands of people injured by the disaster. He was rescued by his family from underneath the rubble of the collapsed walls of his home.
Thanks to the quick response of people like you, we were able to immediately respond within hours to this crisis that deeply affected children just like Avalden.
With our partners, UNICEF teams delivered life-saving emergency supplies to affected communities, including 900 hygiene kits, 980 winter kits, 200 emergency family kitchen kits, tents, blankets, warm clothes and tarpaulin.
Urgently needed health supplies, medicines and psychosocial support were also supplied to help children like Avalden to recover from injuries, shock and trauma. Our teams have been in Afghanistan for 65 years and even in the face of the escalating crisis, our work for the children and families will continue. We have a presence in every region of the country.
*Names have been changed for child protection