Massive earthquake destruction and plummeting temperatures in Pakistan have left millions of quake survivors homeless and with their lives in jeopardy. Shelter For Life International (SFL) is responding to the 7.6 magnitude earthquake which hit northern Pakistan and India on Saturday morning, October 8, 2005. The earthquake caused widespread devastation and has killed more than an estimated 54,000 people.
In response to the destructive and deadly sweep of Hurricane Katrina through Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi, the subsequent flooding of coastal cities and towns, and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people, Shelter For Life International (SFL) is mobilizing to reach out to the survivors of this calamity.
SFL's operation "Restoring Lives" will focus on the recovery phase, helping low-income and vulnerable people to restore their lives and rebuild their communities.
Shelter For Life International (SFL), a humanitarian relief and development organization, has been helping to rebuild communities and restore the lives of people affected by civil conflict in Sri Lanka since 1999.
During March, 2002 an earthquake struck in the Baghlan Province of Afghanistan. Three areas were affected: Nahrin,Burka and Julga. Shelter Now/Shelter For Life (SNI/SFL) sent an initial assessment team to see the damage first hand. The city of Nahrin was over 90% severely damaged or destroyed. The villages of Burka and Julga were also severely damaged. Based on the assessment team findings, 20-25,000 homes in Baghlan Province will need to be completely reconstructed.
1.) Emergency shelter assistance to 5,000 families in Baghlan Province as a response to the recent earthquakes.
Shelter Now International (USA) would like to respond to AP wire reports regarding the arrest of aid workers in Afghanistan and the closing of an aid office in Kabul.
From the SNI Field Office