Afghanistan is confronting one of the most complex set of crises that involves war, poverty, and natural disasters. In 2022, Afghanistan communities experienced an increase in displacement due to flash floods, droughts, and earthquakes. According to the UN, 24.4 million Afghan persons need humanitarian assistance and resilient infrastructure.
In the Gayan district, a single multi-family compound houses an average of three to five families. After the 5.9 earthquake struck the area in June of 2022, it destroyed an estimate of 13,000 houses and displaced hundreds of thousands of families.
To respond to the crisis in Afghanistan, The Center for Disaster Philanthropy awarded Miyamoto Relief (MR) with a $215,000 grant to rebuild 15 multi-family compounds. For eight weeks, Miyamoto Relief worked alongside the Afghanistan community to train on the processes of building their homes back safer. The MR program sourced local materials and used local construction methods to rebuild and return 500 men, women and children to a safe home.