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Human Relief Foundation

Pakistan Earthquake 2019 Appeal

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Pakistan, causing the death of at least 37 – including women and children - and injuring more than 500 others, many of them seriously, local officials say.

The quake struck the southern Mirpur district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), with tremors being felt in Lahore, Peshawar, and Islamabad. Hundreds of houses have been partially destroyed, and roads have been damaged, while the hospitals in the region have been flooded with victims.

The full extent of the damage is not yet known but we have our teams on the ground undertaking aid assessments, and beginning the distribution of supplies to those most affected by the disaster. But we need your help to ensure we reach as many of those in need as possible.

Emergency Program - First Phase

Over the next 14 days, amongst other humanitarian aid work, we’ll be providing:

- Medicines, mosquito nets and aqua tabs to government run health units
- Treating patients at HRF Mobile Health Units
- Distributing Food Packets for 200 families (1000 beneficiaries)
- Delivering Individual Hygiene Kits

We will also be undertaking a full assessment of the needs of 10 villages affected by the quake. This will include both individual and reconstruction assessments.

If you are a UK taxpayer, please remember to Gift Aid your donation.
Gift Aid allows charities, like Human Relief Foundation (HRF), to claim an extra 25p for every £1 donated, boosting the value of a donation by a quarter.

You can also make a donation by calling 0207 060 4422 or donate/fundraise through JustGiving here.

UPDATES from the ground

Human Relief Foundation has handed over essential medicines, mosquito nets and Aquatabs to District Health Office Mirpur (Government of AJK) provide immediate relief to earthquake victims.

HRF has collaborated with the government to initiate five medical camps in the area in the next few days. The supplies will ensure 500 patients will have access to essential medicines, 1,000 people will have access to clean drinking water through Aquatabs and at least a 100 individuals would be able to protect themselves from dengue and other outbreaks with the help of a mosquito net.

“We are now moving towards BHU Peer Sabarwal where the Government and HRF are holding a medical camp to provide immediate medical services.” Abdul Basit Khawaja, HRF Pakistan

HRF has provided the Peer Sabarwal Rural Health Center with essential medicines, mosquito nets and Aquatabs.

The staff of the center was grateful for the support offered by the team and the public who have donated so far.

The team has also visited another Basic Health Unit in Village Jattlan in Mirpur. This is the area that is one of the most affected. Many of the viral photos seen on the Internet have been taken here. HRF continues to work in the area.

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