BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)
Note: The last fact sheet was dated November 3, 2008.
- On November 5, USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team (USAID/DART) staff traveled with USAID/Pakistan representatives to two villages in Balochistan Province severely affected by the earthquake.
- On November 6, USAID/OFDA transported 530 rolls of plastic sheeting from the USAID/OFDA warehouse in Dubai to Quetta, Balochistan Province. USAID/OFDA airlifted the plastic sheeting in response to an immediate need for emergency shelter identified by the USAID/DART in coordination with local Government of Pakistan (GOP) officials and the international relief community. The plastic sheeting, valued at approximately $260,000 including transportation costs, will help meet the shelter needs of approximately 2,650 earthquake-affected families.
- According to the USAID/DART, some humanitarian organizations have reported that the emergency humanitarian needs of affected populations assessed to date are nearly met. Relief organizations advocated for a focus on early recovery programming, particularly for transitional shelter and livelihoods. However, one relief agency recently identified an additional 1,000 earthquake-affected individuals unreached by assistance efforts to date.
|ESTIMATED NUMBERS AT A GLANCE SOURCE|
|NDMA(1) - November 5, 2008|
|NDMA - November 5, 2008|
|Total Affected Population||
|U.N. - November 5, 2008|
FY 2009 HUMANITARIAN FUNDING ALLOCATED TO DATE
USAID/OFDA Assistance to Pakistan:
Total USAID Humanitarian Assistance to Pakistan: $2,500,000