On Wednesday, June 22, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck southeast Afghanistan near the Pakistani border. Initial reports estimate more than 1,000 people may have died and over 2,000 homes destroyed. The area impacted is remote; far from hospitals and aid, and already overwhelmed with a food crisis. Clean water, food, medical supplies, as well as shelter from severe weather, are all in short supply.
The highly rated organizations included on this page have been vetted by Charity Navigator analysts as providing relief and support to those affected with dedicated funds in response. Charity Navigator will continue to update this resource as other nonprofits providing or funding direct relief are approved. Please click on the names of the high-performing charities included in our list to learn more about their mission, programs, and services and to make a donation via the Giving Basket.
Note: The Charity Navigator analyst team vets nonprofits selected for inclusion on Hot Topics. For crisis or disaster-related lists such as this, nonprofits must be 3 or 4-Star rated (not Encompass-rated), complete a survey identifying the specific services provided, and have a designated fund for donations aligned directly to the crisis or disaster. Some nonprofits, including those that are highly rated and well-known, can elect not to submit the required information. As a result, they will not be included.