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05 Oct 2006 description
report Fritz Institute

Fritz Institute is pleased to share with you our latest report, Surviving the Pakistan Earthquake: Perceptions of the Affected One Year Later. This research was undertaken because we believe that the perceptions of those affected by disasters, and those who are recipients of disaster relief services, provide a unique perspective on the effectiveness of relief efforts and relief organizations.

04 Oct 2006 description
report Fritz Institute

INTRODUCTION

At 8:50 a.m. on October 8, 2005, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck northern Pakistan causing serious damage in the North West Frontier (NWFP) and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK)

provinces. Over 4000 villages were affected, 73,000 people killed, 79,000 injured and 3.3 million people rendered homeless. Over 470,000 houses were completely destroyed, nearly 65% of the hospitals in the area were destroyed or badly damaged and an estimated 10,000 school buildings were affected.