Pakistan: Baluchistan Earthquake Emergency appeal No. MDRPK002 Operations update No. 3

GLIDE n=B0 EQ-2008-000206-PAK

Period covered by this Ops Update: 18 December 2008 to 25 January 2009

Appeal target (current): CHF 2.5 million (USD 2.08 million or EUR 1.65 million);

Appeal coverage: 83%; including soft pledges and contributions in the pipeline.

Appeal history:

This Emergency Appeal was launched on 19 November 2008 for CHF 2.5 million (USD 2.08 million or EUR 1.65 million) to provide 4,000 emergency shelter provisions to the families (10 persons per family) affected by the earthquakes which struck Baluchistan on 29 October 2008.

Summary: The shelter operation has been completed. The emergency shelter distributions were completed in 23 days (from 14 December 2008 to 5 January 2009) by several teams comprising of 58 volunteers and staff from the national society. At the moment, assessments are being conducted to identify if any families are missed out for distribution of shelter items. All the shelter items were delivered in Quetta by the suppliers from 8 December 2008 to 4 January 2009.

Under the Baluchistan earthquake appeal, the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS)/International Federation has distributed a total of 3,735 and constructed 35 model emergency winter shelters for demonstration and dissemination.

The emergency needs of the earthquake affected families are expected to be met by the end January 2009. However, the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) plans to carry out a three-month post emergency operation.

Under the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) Emergency Appeal and bilateral assistance, the PRCS has provided food and non-food items to 14,000 families and has treated more than 5,000 patients.

To date, the following national societies have contributed to the International Federation's emergency appeal: British Red Cross, Danish Red Cross, Monaco Red Cross, Netherlands Red Cross, Norwegian Red Cross, Republic of Korea Red Cross, Swedish Red Cross, Swiss Red Cross and the International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF). The PRCS/International Federation response was also bilaterally supported by Red Cross, Kuwait Red Crescent and Spanish Red Cross.

The International Federation, on behalf of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society, would like to thank all partners for their response to this appeal to date.