Pakistan: Earthquake - Oct 2008
Friday 5th December 2008: International disaster relief charity ShelterBox has taken the lead in alleviating the plight of the 70,000 people left homeless by the late October earthquakes in the Baluchistan region of Pakistan by providing more shelter than any other British charity.
International disaster relief charity ShelterBox is responding to a request for assistance after an earthquake hit Pakistan on Wednesday.
A ShelterBox Response Team departed for Pakistan yesterday to distribute an initial 200 ShelterBoxes. More boxes are likely to follow.
The 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the Ziarat valley in the southwestern province of Baluchistan just before dawn, causing landslides and reportedly killing more than 200 people.