Pakistan: Earthquake - Oct 2008
Bekele Geleta, Secretary General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), along with Alistair Henley, Head of Asia and Pacific Zone, IFRC on Sunday arrived at Islamabad on his three days official visit to Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS).
Talking to the media personnel, S.G. IFRC said that the Federation has so far provided Rs 11.521 billion to Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) to help people in disaster-hit areas.
"From this assistance, the PRCS has assisted around 2 million people in the past two years," Geleta added.
The funds …
In honour of PRCS (Pakistan Red Crescent Society) ICRC (International committee of Red Cross) arranged a dinner party to celebrate the successful accomplishment of operations In Earth Quake-affected Zlarat District at Quetta on 27th January 2009. The dinner was widely attended by the Senior Management of PRCS, Deputy Head of Departments of ICRC, Govt. Officials, and Armed officers.
Earthquake in Balochistan Province claimed more than 215 lives and 320 injuries. The first tremor with the magnitude of 5.2 was felt at 4:40 AM (Pakistan Standard Time) while a second of 6.4 occurred at 5:33 AM (PST) on October 29, 2008. Reports of destruction have been received from Ziarat, Pishin, Qila Saifullah and Harnai districts. The epicentre of the earthquake was 70 kilometres north-east of the provincial capital Quetta and 25 kilometres east of Zairat. More casualties are feared, while several aftershocks have already been recorded. Several mud slides have also been reported.
ISLAMABAD: An earthquake measuring 6.4 magnitudes at 4:09 AM (22:09 hrs GMT) on early Wednesday jolted parts of Balochistan, some 60 kilometers North East of Quetta (the Capital city of Balochistan Province). Districts of Ziariat and Pashin were badly affected. In parts of these districts a large number of houses/buildings have been destroyed. So far more than 100 people have been reported dead.
Pakistan Red Crescent Society Response:
The Pakistan Red Crescent Society responding to the Balochistan earthquake dispatched health and assessment teams to the affected areas.