South Asia earthquake – the health situation


18 October 2005

Hospital
WHO/Chris Black

In the morning of 8 October a powerful earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale struck the area bordering India, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Entire villages were destroyed and tens of thousands of people were killed or injured. WHO has been working to assess the most urgent needs, coordinate the health relief, train staff, and bring in supplies.

This photo essay documents the impact the earthquake has had on the lives and health of people in Pakistan.

Photo essay: South Asia earthquake – the health situation

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