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report Muslim Aid

Summary Highlights

Below is the key development of the situation during the reporting period.

  • Conducted Emergency Response Management Team (ERMT) meeting and declared Emergency Response ALERT LEVEL-II (Orange).

  • On September the 24th Emergency Response Team (ERT) was deployed to district Mirpur for to carry out independent assessment of the earthquake damages.

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Conditions préalables

• Il doit exister un nombre suffisamment important de commerçants locaux de manière à ce qu’ils soient facilement accessibles, qu’il n’y ait pas de sur-affluence sur chaque commerce, et que le risque de situation monopolistique soit réduit.

• Les stands doivent être aisément accessibles et leur accès doit être sécurisé, en particulier pour les groupes vulnérables.

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RESPONSE

  • Military forces are providing logistical and medical support.

  • DG ECHO Office in Islamabad has deployed two local staff to the affected area.

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Tariq Naqash | AFP | Reuters | Fahad Chaudhry

The death toll from yesterday's devastating earthquake in southern Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) rose up to 38, with the most number of victims belonging to the Mirpur district, a situation report released by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Wednesday said.

Other victims belonged to Bhimber and Jhelum districts.

Survey teams, constituted by the administration, continued to review affected areas, according to Mirpur Divisional Commissioner Chaudhry Muhammad Tayyab.

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Government of Pakistan
Prime Minister's Office
National Disaster Management Authority
Islamabad

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Government of Pakistan
Prime Minister's Office
National Disaster Management Authority
Islamabad

25 Sep 2019 description
report Islamic Relief

The Islamic Relief team in Pakistan is assisting aid and rescue efforts in the north-east region of Pakistan, after a devastating earthquake hit the region yesterday. At least 30 people have been killed and more than 300 injured as the earthquake caused widespread damage to roads and homes.

The earthquake struck at 16.01 local time (12.01pm UK time) on Tuesday and the epicentre was 1km southeast of Mirpur in Pakistani-administered Kashmir. The full extent of damage will be known in the coming days. It is feared that the death toll will increase.

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3,070 AFGHAN REFUGEES RETURNED SINCE JANUARY 2019

Thus far in 2019 some 3,070 Afghan refugees have returned from countries of asylum, representing a decrease of 61% compared to the 7,951 refugees who returned during the same period in 2018. With ongoing security concerns and a worsening economic situation across Afghanistan, returns for the year are likely to remain lower than expected.

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  • An earthquake of 5.6 M at a depth of 10 km hit southern Azad Jammu and Kashmir Territory (north-eastern Pakistan) on 24 September at 11.01 UTC. The epicentre was approximately 4 km south-southeast of New Mirpur City.

  • Up to 3,000 people were exposed to very strong shaking and up to 910,000 to strong shaking.

  • According to media reports, at least 25 people have died and around 400 have been injured. Hundreds of houses have collapsed, many roads have been destroyed or damaged and as well as several bridges.

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Ikram Junaidi

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza on Tuesday said that over all 11,783 cases of dengue had been reported from across the country.

“However, as many as 95 per cent of the cases in Sindh were reported from Karachi and 84 per cent of the cases in Punjab from Rawalpindi,” he said at a press conference.

“This shows that both areas have become hotspots and efforts are being made to eradicate the mosquito and larvae through fumigation.”

Over 11,700 cases reported across country

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Syed Irfan Raza | Tariq Naqash

  • Over 400 injured in 5.8-magnitude earthquake

  • Hundreds of houses, vehicles and other infrastructure damaged

  • Cellular phone service, electricity supply in rural areas suspended

  • ISPR says army teams have reached affected areas, are carrying out rescue operation

  • NDMA chairman says Mangla dam is completely safe

25 Sep 2019 description

An earthquake of strong intensity was recorded by Seismic Network of PMD with following parameters;

Date : 24-09-2019

Origin Time: 16:01:53 PST

Magnitude : 5.8

Depth: 10 km

Latitude: 32.99 N Longitude: 73.73 E

Epicenter: 5 km North of Jhelum, Punjab, Pakistan.

This earthquake was strongly felt in most parts of Upper Punjab (Jhelum, Mangla, Dina, Lahore, Kharian, Gujjar Khan, Gujrat, Hafizabad, Lala-Musa,) and AJK (Mirpur, Muzaffarabad). It was also felt at a number of places in KP, Islamabad and Punjab as reported by media.

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National Disaster Management Authority Chairman Lt Gen Mohammad Afzal held a press conference on Tuesday evening to brief the media regarding the damages suffered and rescue operations underway in the wake of a 5.8-magnitude earthquake which hit the northern parts of the country.

24 Sep 2019 description

Last week, key trends in South and Southeast Asia included: electoral violence in Afghanistan; increasing reports of violence targeting civilians and children in India’s Jammu & Kashmir; renewed separatist violence in Thailand’s deep south; the end of the unilateral ceasefire declared by the military in Myanmar; and region-wide demonstrations against climate change.

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BACKGROUND

The Community-Based Protection (CBP) and Urban Outreach Strategy (2017-2019) for refugees in Pakistan was endorsed in July 2017. The overall goal of the strategy is for refugees living in Pakistan to be empowered and their resilient capacity strengthened, enabling them to minimize their exposure to protection risks and improve their overall protection environment, with a special focus on the most vulnerable.

The four key priorities of the strategy covers: