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Pakistan: Flood Response 2014

PAKISTAN FLOOD RESPONSE 2014 In early September of 2014, the four eastern rivers of Pakistan (Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej, Jhelum) overflowed and triggered flash flooding across Kashmir and Punjab. The floods claimed the lives of more than 350 people, ravaged massive swaths of cropland and damaged over 107,000 homes. The most critical needs included restoring access [...]

Pakistan: Earthquake Response 2008

PAKISTAN  EARTHQUAKE RESPONSE 2008  On October 29th a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck 80 miles northwest of Quetta, in the Balochistan Province of south western Pakistan resulting in over 2,000 homes destroyed, and 17,500 families displaced. World Health Organization (WHO) assessments indicated that the earthquake damaged 10 of the 38 health facilities in Ziarat District, with three [...]