Humanitarian Health Action

South Asia earthquake

On 8 October 2005, Pakistan's North-West Frontier Province and Azad Jammu Kashmir Region were struck by a 7.6 earthquake. Over 73 000 people were killed, more than 150 000 were injured and 2.5 million were left homeless weeks before the onset of the Himalayan winter.

Situation reports

Pakistan earthquake logistics support system

A Logistic Support System was setup in the WHO Islamabad warehouse hardly a month after the earthquake struck. Between November 2005 and February 2006, the system went through a number of modifications to better meet the needs of the logisticians.
Report by Michael Greaves on the purpose and achievements of the LLS system in the earthquake affected areas.

UN one-year early recovery plan for post-quake Pakistan

On 16 May 2006, the United Nations launched a 12-month, $300 million early recovery plan to bridge the transition from relief to reconstruction and support the victims of the earthquake upon returning to their homes.

Post-Earthquake Responce in Pakistan and the Need to Support Recovery

5 May 2006 - A presentation by Dr Khalif Bile Mohamud on the WHO experience & contribution in emergency and transition.

Situation Reports

Last issue: 37 - 30 March - 12 April 2006

Weekly Morbidity and Mortality Report

Media centre

24 March 2006

The earthquake in October that killed 73 000 people has also made the challenge of treating TB even more difficult.

8 January 2005

Photogallery. Three months on: hard times continue for survivors of the 8 October Pakistan earthquake.

12 December 2005

Pakistan health crisis worsens as winter hits
WHO Director-General, Regional Director visit affected areas

Health cluster updates

A Humanitarian Health Cluster with WHO as lead agency was established by the IASC. Between October 2005 and June 2006 WHO provided a weekly, consolidated overview of health in the earthquake-affected areas of Pakistan.

Donor contributions

Calls for resource mobilization


Specific technical guidelines

Women's health

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