Pakistan: Earthquake - Oct 2008
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
In August 2008 Pakistan suffered a series of overlapping crises that led to substantial internal displacement and left hundreds of thousands in need of humanitarian assistance. These events have come at a time when Pakistan is reeling from the effects of the global food crisis, exacerbating an already precarious situation.
GLIDE n=B0 EQ-2008-000206-PAK
Period covered by this Ops Update: 3 to 17 December 2008.
Appeal target (current): CHF 2.5 million (USD 2.08 million or EUR 1.65 million)
Appeal coverage: 81%, including contributions in the pipeline; funds are still needed to enable the Pakistan Red Crescent Society to provide immediate warm shelter assistance.
This Emergency Appeal was launched on 19 November 2008 for CHF 2.5 million to provide emergency shelter provisions to 4,000 families (10 persons per family) affected by the earthquakes which struck Baluchistan on 29 …
Appeal Target: US$ 1,353,841
This is the 2009 plan of the Pakistan office of the International Federation. It is for information only, as the funds for this plan are covered through the Earthquake Emergency Appeal (M05EA022 - launched in 2005 and recently extended to the end of 2009) and Cyclone Yemyin/Floods emergency appeal (MDRPK001 - launched in July 2007 and extended to June 2009). The total budget for 2009 is CHF 15.5 million (of which CHF 15.1 million is covered under the earthquake appeal and CHF 435,000 under the floods appeal).
1. CRITICAL ISSUES FOR CHILDREN
An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 on the open Richter scale hit the province of Balochistan in Southwestern Pakistan on 29 October 2008. According to the US Geological Survey, the epicenter of the earth quake was located in the Chiltan mountains about 80 kilometers northwest of Quetta, the provincial capital.