Disaster

Earthquake in Pakistan, 2005

The 7.6 magnitude earthquake that struck Pakistan and parts of India and Afghanistan on the morning of October 8, 2005, left close to 80,000 people dead, another 79,000 injured and millions homeless. Altogether, three and a half million people were affected and 400,153 houses destroyed or damaged. HOPE worldwide was one of the first NGOs to respond on ground zero, in Tehsil Oghi of Mansehra, the worst hit district in Pakistan.

Our work

  • Treatment of the injured within an hour of the first tremors.
  • Distribution of provisions like blankets (700), water bottles (600) and flour (60 bags) on the third day since the quake.
  • Donation of medical supplies worth $ 1 million to the WHO (World Health Organization).
  • Donation of forty feet container with an additional four pallets of medical supplies to the District Head Quarter Hospital of Mansehra, and medical supplies in Oghi and to the Paraplegic Center in Peshawar, two of Cobia’s field hospitals working with the quake victims.
  • Distribution of temporary shelters and solar power lights to safeguard against fire hazards from use of kerosene oil and candles.
  • Free medical camp for 10,000 people.

Our partners such as World Emergency Relief (WER), HOPE worldwide UK and US, the American Embassy School New Delhi, Direct Relief International US and Fifty Lanterns International US helped us in our work in Pakistan.