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IsraAID to send humanitarian aid to Afghanistan in wake of earthquake

An Afghan villager sits near his damaged house that was destroyed in an earthquake in the Spera District of the southwestern part of Khost Province, Afghanistan, June 22, 2022. (AP Photo)
An Afghan villager sits near his damaged house that was destroyed in an earthquake in the Spera District of the southwestern part of Khost Province, Afghanistan, June 22, 2022. (AP Photo)

The Israeli nonprofit IsraAid says it is sending humanitarian aid to Afghanistan in the wake of a massive earthquake in the east of the country that killed at least 1,000 people.

IsraAID says it intends to send bandages, sterile syringes, gauze, suture kits, tourniquets, pain killers, antibiotics and other basic medications.

Israel and Afghanistan do not have any official diplomatic relations, although IsraAID has worked in the past in coordinating assistance to Afghanis, including last year in the wake of the Taliban takeover.

“In the face of this devastating earthquake, we reaffirm our long-term commitment to help them rebuild their lives,” says IsraAID CEO Yotam Polizer. “We have been inspired by their resilience and strength and are proud to stand by and partner with them as they face another difficult time.”

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