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WHO supports health response to Pakistan earthquake

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Awaran, Pakistan earthquakeAwaran district has declared a state of emergency after the earthquake destroyed approximately 90% of infrastructure, including shops, houses and schools.

The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Baluchistan reported that earthquake caused 376 (330 from Awaran and 46 from Kech) deaths with 594 injuries reported from Awaran and 240 from Kech. The official data reveals 160 000 people affected in district Awaran and 25 000 people in Kech. The updates also include 32 000 affected families in Awaran and 5000 families in Kech whereas 20 000 houses in Awaran and 1000 houses in Kech are partially or completely damaged.

PDMA Balochistan has declared UCs Awaran, Teertaij, Gishkore, Gajjar, Nokjo and Parwar “Calamity hit areas” in Awaran while Dandar and Hoshap in Kech. PDMA Baluchistan has allowed all United Nation Agencies for localized response, however, all national and local nongovernmental organizations have to obtain NOC from government before implementing any project.

In tehsil Mashkai and Awaran, most of the health facilities are damaged and non-functional; DHQ Awaran is providing health care services to the affected people. In Awaran seven basic health units are affected, three basic health units are fully damaged and two partially damaged while two basic health units are intact. Eight civil dispensaries in tehsil Awaran are damaged and no proper health care services are available. Another request of medicines received from DG Health Services, asking for 1 Inter Agency Emergency Health Kit (IEHK) and 3 Diarrheal Disease Kits (DDKs) along with anti-malarial medicines, Bed nets, and Environmental Health related items for the affected districts of Balochistan. The District Health Office in Awaran requires urgent support of LLINs and RDTs for malarial medicines.

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Health situation report on the earthquake in Baluchistan [pdf 102kb]

Health situation report on the earthquake in Baluchistan [pdf 702kb]

Health situation report on the earthquake in Baluchistan | Overview of the earthquake as of September 25, 2013

Health situation report on the earthquake in Baluchistan