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14 Nov 2008 description

IOM has deployed two medical teams to provide basic medical and psychosocial support to earthquake survivors in affected areas of Balochistan.

An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale struck three districts of the province on 29 October 2008, killing at least 300 people and leaving over 70,000 homeless.

As part of an inter-agency medical support initiative and in cooperation with the provincial Health Department, IOM medical teams are conducting daily outreach clinics in Kach and Kawas Union Councils of Ziarat District, 70km north-east of Quetta, the Balochi capital.

The …