Herat Earthquake Response

Afghanistan - Herat Earthquake Response

  • Earthquake-affected families in Herat Province now face another challenge - severe cold. 
  • The earthquakes destroyed at least 10,000 homes, and many still live in tents or makeshift shelters. Severe snowstorms from 25 February collapsed tents and left many people dangerously exposed.
  • WV Afghanistan immediately responded by distributing blankets and firewood to some of these families.


World Vision Afghanistan


World Vision has been working in Afghanistan for over two decades since our operations began in response to an emergency. Within a few years, the organisation moved toward rehabilitation and then on to long-term development programming. Since 2011, we have focused our operations in Herat, Ghor and Badghis provinces in the western region of the country and since 2020, in the north-western province of Faryab.

As World Vision, we strive to ensure all children: experience good health; are educated for life; are cared for, protected and participating, and experience the love of God and their neighbours. We are proud to say that we have an excellent reputation among Afghan communities and feel privileged to be widely accepted in the provinces in which we work. We see everything we do as a partnership between us, our communities and our donors.

With the valuable support from its donors and supporters, World Vision was able to reach over 3.3 million most vulnerable children, their families and their communities in four provinces of Afghanistan between August 2021 and June 2023.

35.6 million

Population, total


Capital City

18.8 billion

GDP (current US$)