FOCUS, AKDN and Ismaili community respond to devastating earthquake in Central Asia

A woman in Phandar, Ghizer stands before the remnants of her home, which collapsed in the 26 October earthquake. FOCUS
A woman in Phandar, Ghizer stands before the remnants of her home, which collapsed in the 26 October earthquake. FOCUS

THEISMAILI.ORG 2 November 2015 — The powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck the Jurm District of Badakhshan Province in Afghanistan on 26 October has affected large parts of Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan and Tajikistan. Many populations in the region of the Hindu Kush mountain range have suffered the consequences of this calamity, including Ismaili communities.

Preliminary reports indicated that across Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan and Tajikistan, hundreds of people were killed and thousands of homes were destroyed. Over 150 Jamati settlements are known to have been impacted, resulting in the deaths of 20 individuals and destruction or damage to 3,000 homes of Jamati families. Of the 19 Jamatkhanas that suffered damage, three are reported to be beyond repair.

Source: FOCUS, AKDN and Jamati institutions respond to devastating earthquake in Central Asia | The Ismaili

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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