ACT Alliance Rapid Response Fund Payment Request No. 8/2015: Earthquake in Pakistan
At least 94 people have been killed and over 300 people reported to be injured so far across the country. However the number of damages and losses is expected to increase manifold as communication networks including roads and mobile phone service in some of the more northern parts of the country including KP province are disrupted. Hundreds of building collapsed in Peshawar, Swat, Lower Dir, Charsadda, Shangla, Nowshehra, Batagram, Bajuar, Abbottabad and Mansehra of KP province. Damage and loss are also reported in Bajur agency, Gilgit, Hunza of Northern areas as well as in Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Multan, Kasur, Jehlum Gujranwala districts of Punjab province.
Emergency Response Teams were activated on 26 October and action plans have been finalized. Teams were sent to severely affected districts for rapid needs assessments on 28 October. Community World Service Asia has been coordinating at national, provincial and district level and engaging with both government and non-governmental organizations to accurately identify the needs on the ground. Based RRF8/2015 – Pakistan Quake 2 on initial assessment results, Shangla District has been identified as severely affected with acute needs for food and emergency health care, among others.