U.S. Sending Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan

Secretary Blinken says aid in response to earthquake last week.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Tuesday that the United States will provide nearly $55 million to Afghanistan in response to an earthquake that occurred there last week. At least 1,000 people were killed, 3,000 injured, and 10,000 homes destroyed when a 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck in a remote southeastern region of Afghanistan near the Pakistan border. Aftershocks continue to affect the area.

“The United States has an enduring commitment to the people of Afghanistan, and we welcome and encourage support from our international partners in this time of great need,” Secretary Blinken stated.

The funds will be distributed through the U.S. Agency for International Development for critical relief items like shelter, cooking materials, portable water storage containers, solar lamps, clothes, and other household items. The aid will also provide water, sanitation, and hygiene supplies to prevent waterborne disease outbreaks. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Director Samantha Power as she oversees the shipping of aid to Afghanistan.
  • For the president and secretary of state as they determine where to send humanitarian assistance.
  • For God to be with the people of Afghanistan experiencing the damage and loss.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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