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07 Oct 2006 description

(New York: 7 October 2006): As winter approaches, work continues to ensure the survival of those affected by last year's massive earthquake. The 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck South Asia on the morning of Saturday 8 October 2005, totally devastating parts of northern Pakistan, India and Afghanistan. The epicentre of the earthquake was located 95 kilometres northeast of the Pakistan capital Islamabad.

The final death toll was over 73,000, with some 69,000 injured. In total 3.5 million people were affected, and 600,000 houses were lost.

08 Aug 2006 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2006/0145
OCHA Situation Report No. 1

06 Jul 2006 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2006/0119
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Pakistan -Mudslide

30 Jun 2006 description

(Islamabad- June 30th, 2006): Eight months after the earthquake, OCHA Pakistan mission ends as the focus of the emergency response shifts to recovery activities. ìAlthough our operations will conclude, the emphasis is not that OCHA is leaving, but rather that coordination of relief and recovery will continue as part of the Integrated RC Office which will assist the Government of Pakistan in the coming period.íí Abu Diek, OCHA Head of Office said.

03 Jun 2006 description

Summary & Statistics

As of 3rd June, 82% of the families in IDP camps have returned to their places of origin. 29,243 IDPs are currently remaining in camps, of which over 20,000 are in Muzaffarabad.

19 May 2006 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA/2006/0078

OCHA Situation Report No. 44
South Asia - Earthquake

05 May 2006 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA/2006/0068
OCHA Situation Report No. 43
South Asia - Earthquake

21 Apr 2006 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA/2006/0059
OCHA Situation Report No. 42
South Asia - Earthquake

08 Apr 2006 description

(Islamabad: 8 April 2006): Six months after the earthquake, reconstruction has begun in countless villages and hamlets. The internally displaced persons are gradually returning to their place of origin.

The relief efforts have been relatively successful. A second wave of deaths was avoided. No massive population movements took place. No epidemics broke out. More than 500,000 tents were delivered; some 5 million iron sheets were distributed; over 6 million blankets/quilts were provided. A nutrition survey showed no major food deficiency compared to the pre-earthquake level.