On October 29th, 2008 a 6.4 magnitude 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 assessments indicated that the earthquake damaged 10 of the 38 health facilities in Ziarat District, with three basic health units completely destroyed. Earthquakes inevitably compromise water sources; often leading to contaminated drinking water resulting in the spread of communicable diseases like diarrhea. GlobalMedic identified clean drinking water as a major requirement for those affected by the earthquake.
2,000 HOMES DESTROYED
215 PEOPLE KILLED
17,000 PEOPLE DISPLACED
GlobalMedic distributed 48,000 Oral Rehydration Sachets to help combat the immediate effects of dehydration in those affected by the earthquake. We also distributed 1.4 million Aquatic Water Purification Tablets, providing clean drinking water for more than 450,000 people.