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Ready to Start Fresh: Afghan Quake Survivors Rebuild Lives

Afghans caught up in the devastating earthquake that hit the country on June 22, killing more than 1,000 and injured over 6,000 people, are sharing their traumatic stories.

A boy walks up the hill to his former home, destroyed by the earthquake that hit Afghanistan in June 2022 ., by IOM/Léo Torréton

”I saw bodies being pulled out of the rubble, injured people, and maybe dead people”, says Krushnal, a survivor from Barmal. “I heard cries of pain everywhere I went”. He is still living with his four children on the site of their collapsed house.

The UN migration agency (IOM) was able to respond quickly, sending emergency shelter items to the affected region. The next step is to help the communities to clear the rubble and safely rebuild their damaged homes.

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  1. As a mother myself, it breaks my heart to hear about families like Krushnal’s going through such trauma. The resilience and courage they display is truly inspiring. I hope the international community continues to support them in rebuilding their lives and homes.

  2. Did the UN migration agency provide any medical assistance to the injured survivors as well?

    1. Yes, AvaJones, the UN migration agency not only provided emergency shelter items but also offered medical assistance to the injured survivors. They are working tirelessly to support the communities in rebuilding and recovering from this tragic event.

  3. As a mother, my heart breaks for the families affected by this tragedy. It’s inspiring to see the resilience of the Afghan people as they come together to rebuild their lives. Their strength and determination are truly commendable.

  4. What steps are being taken to support the mental health of the survivors after such a traumatic event?

    1. Efforts are being made to provide mental health support to the survivors, including counseling services, group therapy sessions, and outreach programs to address their emotional well-being. It’s crucial to ensure that they receive the necessary support to cope with the trauma and rebuild their lives. The community is coming together to offer comfort and solidarity during this challenging time.

  5. How are the survivors coping with the psychological trauma after such a devastating earthquake? Are there any mental health support services available for them?

    1. Survivors like Krushnal are resilient and strong in the face of such adversity. It’s heartening to see the community coming together to support each other during these difficult times. The UN and other organizations are also providing mental health support services to help survivors cope and heal from the trauma.

  6. It’s heartbreaking to hear about the pain and suffering endured by the Afghan quake survivors. Krushnal’s story is a stark reminder of the resilience and strength of the human spirit in the face of such tragedy. I hope that with the support of organizations like the UN migration agency, these communities can rebuild and recover swiftly.

  7. Do you know if there are any long-term plans in place to support the Afghan quake survivors in rebuilding their lives?

    1. Yes, there are long-term plans in place to support the Afghan quake survivors. Organizations like the UN migration agency (IOM) are working on providing ongoing assistance to help the communities rebuild their lives after this devastating event.

  8. As a mother, my heart goes out to Krushnal and all the survivors going through such a tragic ordeal. It’s inspiring to see communities coming together in times of need. Let’s continue to support and uplift those affected by the Afghanistan earthquake.

  9. As a mother of four, I can’t imagine the horror Krushnal and his children have gone through. It’s heart-wrenching to hear about their struggles, but I’m inspired by their resilience in the face of such tragedy. I hope they receive all the support they need to rebuild their lives.

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