Earthquake Response in Mirpur, AJ&K

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November 15, 2020

On the evening of 24th September, 2019, an earthquake of 5.8 magnitude hit some areas  of  AJ&K. Mirpur and its surrounding hamlets were badly affected resulting in  39  causalities,   more than 700 injured and infrastructure damage to roads, bridges and homes.

Islamic  Relief  Pakistan’s  emergency team initiated  its response within the first 36 hours. Starting with rapid needs assessment followed by distribution of lifesaving aid such as temporary shelters, hygiene kits, tarpaulin sheets and kitchen sets. We have ensured to address the needs of those affected by staying in close contact with the community and the government line departments.

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