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Aid to Survivors of the Badakhshan Landslides



Poor Afghans in Afghanistan with no jobs, food or homes face starvation in the winter and after natural disasters or being displaced. On May 2, 2014 devastating landslides struck a small village in the Afghan province of Badakhshan, leaving over 2,500 people missing and presumed dead. Beginning on May 3, all funds from this project will be going to help those who survived the landslides.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

On May 2, 2014, after days of heavy rainfall, devastating landslides covered a small village in the northern Afghan province of Badakhshan leaving over 2,500 people missing and presumed dead. Survivors have been left without their homes, food, and most importantly, without their loved ones.

How will this project solve this problem?

The senior advisor of the Afghan Institute of Learning has been asked to be in charge of relief coming to Badakhshan from Herat, Afghanistan. Working in conjunction with a local TV station, the senior advisor is overseeing a local fundraising effort, which will provide aid to survivors of the landslides. Donations to this project will go towards their efforts to provide aid. A team is on their way to the affected area to assess the needs of survivors and to begin providing aid.

Potential Long Term Impact

The aid provided will help survivors to meet their basic needs as they begin to rebuild after this terrible disaster.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: £29,604
Remaining Goal to be Funded: £14,577
Total Funding Goal: £44,181

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Project Leader

Sakena Yacoobi

Founder & CEO
Dearborn, MI United States

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Map of Aid to Survivors of the Badakhshan Landslides
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