Humanitarian Health Action

Pakistan situation reports

Regional office for Eastern Mediterranean

2013

Pakistan earthquake September 2013

26 September 2013 - An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 struck Baluchistan in south-west Pakistan on 24 September at 4.30 pm local time. The affected districts are Awaran, Panjghor, Kech, Khuzdar, Chaghi, Turbat and some areas of Gawader. As of 26 September a Baluchistan government representative reported that 352 people had been killed as a result of the earthquake and more than 500 people injured. Due to its remote location and high security risk, there is an extreme shortage of skilled health care providers Awaran. WHO is supporting response operations through the provision of medicines and medical supplies for more than 100 000 people.

Pakistan monsoon floods - August 2013

29 August 2013 -- According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), nearly 1.3 million people are affected, 193 persons died and 31 355 people are living in 512 relief camps after the monsoon rains experienced in Punjab since early August. WHO has provided essential medicines support to 165 693 people through customized kits. Stagnant water in the flood affected areas is posing threat for increase in malaria, dengue and other water-borne diseases.

Pakistan / Iran earthquake 16 April 2013

16 April 2013 -- A magnitude 7.8 earthquake has struck South-East Iran. The epicentre was 83km (53 miles) east of city of Khash, near Pakistan-Iran border. The preliminary reports show main affected areas are border districts of Balochistan with minor damages in Sindh.

Displacement from Khyber Agency

Emergency health services for new IDPs (Jalozai camp)
WHO/Pakistan
Emergency health services for new IDPs (Jalozai camp)

26 September 2012 -- The monsoon floods in Pakistan have hit the Balochistan, Punjab and Sindh districts hardest and are affecting 4.5 million people. Humanitarian partners are supporting the Government’s relief activities and distribution of essential medicines. WHO has provided essential medicines for 418 227 people, with additional essential medicines (emergency health kits, oral rehydration salts, aqua tabs and anti-malarials) planned for 800 000 people. WHO has delivered in Sindh and Balochistan various medical supplies; including water purification tablets, jerry cans, gloves, malaria rapid diagnostic test kits, syringes and bandages, diarrhea disease kits and anti-snake venom.

2012

Monsoon floods September 2012

WHO/J Brouwer

26 September 2012 -- The 2012 monsoon floods in Pakistan have hit the districts in Balochistan, Punjab and Sindh the hardest and are affecting 4.5 million people. Humanitarian partners are supporting the Government’s relief activities and distributing relief items. WHO has provided essential medicines for 418 227 people, with additional essential medicines (emergency health kits, oral rehydration salts, aqua tabs and anti-malarials) planned for 800 000 people. WHO has delivered various medical supplies, including 21 000 water purification tablets, 330 jerry cans, 10 000 gloves, 5450 malaria rapid diagnostic test kits, 2000 syringes and 3600 bandages, diarrhea disease kits and anti-snake venom in Sindh and Balochistan.

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North-West Frontier Province and Federally Administered Tribal Areas

2009

2008

Podcast: Pakistan and Haiti in need of emergency health care

17 September 2008

Floods situation reports

2007

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2001

Afghanistan Crisis - Special Report