Earthquake Affected Families in Paktika Province receive First Cash Assistance
In response to the devastating 5.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Afghanistan on Wednesday, Community World Service Asia (CWSA) and its partners immediately mobilised teams and funds to provide cash assistance to two hundred severely affected families in the Geyan district of Paktika province in Afghanistan. The Geyan district is most affected by the earthquake with a majority of houses completely destroyed and the highest death toll reported so far.
Cash distributions of USD 80 per family have been initiated in four villages so far. This in-kind cash support aims to address affected families’ immediate food security and health needs and will continue for the next two months. CWSA and partners are also planning to support an additional two hundred families with a three-month cash assistance. More potential partners are pledging funds to expand CWSA’s scope of response.
Community World Service Asia has established an office in Geyan to ensure an effective and efficient humanitarian response and to be able to address the challenges of the communities it serves in a timely manner. We are grateful to all our partners who are supporting this response and have helped us meet the urgent needs of the most vulnerable affected communities.
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