Pakistan: Earthquake - Oct 2008
Appeal Target: US$ 1,353,841
The survivors of the 29 October earthquake in Balochistan, Pakistan still await essential relief items.
On 29 October, an earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter Scale devastated parts of the province of Balochistan, Pakistan, with the districts of Ziarat and Pishin being the worst hit areas.
Further aftershocks over the last seven days have created further damage and fear. Close to 17,500 households were internally displaced by the emergency (IFRC, Nov 1).
Funds Sent To: Church World Service - Pakistan/Afghanistan (CWS-P/A) and Norwegian Church Aid (NCA)
Amount Sent: CWS P/A: US$ 31,167
NCA: US$ 29,238
Date: 31 October 2008
Details of Response
Emergency: Balochistan Earthquake, Pakistan
Date of Emergency: 29 October 2008
Implementing Member(s): Church World Service Pakistan/Afghanistan, Norwegian Church Aid
For CWS - Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO) recognised as a leading proponent of participatory development in Pakistan and is engaged in capacity building of community …
GENEVA, 29 October 2008: Aid workers from ACT International have reported 350 dead after the earthquake in the southwestern Pakistan province of Balochistan. A team from an ACT partner has arrived in the two council areas of Kawas and Kach in Ziarat and reported this afternoon that 1,100 houses were seriously damaged nd 1,800 people injured. Most affected villages are so far inaccessible and aid workers have begun activities in villages located close to the main roads.
ACT members are now on way to the area with tents, blankets, food and winter clothing for up to four thousand families.
Geneva, 29 October 2008 - ACT members Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) and Church World Service (CWS) are responding to a powerful earthquake that hit south-western Balochistan Province, Pakistan early on this morning, 29th October 2008. The US Geological Survey reported on its website that an earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck the area 60 km north-east of Quetta, at 5:10 am. People fled their houses in panic as the shocks hit Balochistan just before sunrise.
Balochistan, which is Pakistan's largest but most thinly populated province, has the country's largest reserves of natural gas.