ACT update Pakistan 01/2003: Gilgit Earthquake


Geneva, 9 January, 2003 - On 21 November, 2002 a strong earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit the northern areas of Pakistan. The Government of Pakistan, UN agencies, the Red Crescent, as well as several international and national NGOs contributed relief supplies, such as medicine, tents, blankets, clothes and other essential items.
ACT member, Church World Service Pakistan/Afghanistan, along with implementing partner Islamic Relief, responded directly to the most urgent needs of 500 of the most vulnerable families (3,500 individuals). ACT provided an amount of USD 25,000 from the Rapid Response Fund to supplement the USD 10,000 from CWS USA.

Please find attached herewith the Situation Report prepared by CWS Pakistan/Afghanistan for your information.

Thank you for your attention.

For further information please contact:

ACT Director, Thor-Arne Prois (phone ++41 22 791 6033 or mobile phone ++ 41 79 203 6055) or
ACT Appeals Officer, Mieke Weeda (phone ++ 41 22 791 6035 or mobile phone ++ 41 79 285 2916)

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