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On the 26th of October, 2015 a strong earthquake measuring 8.1 on Richter scale struck major cities of Pakistan, including the northern areas in the KP and FATA. District Shangla, Chitral, Upper and Lower Dir, Swat, Thor ghar, Malakand, Buner and Battagram are amongst the worst affected in the province while Bajaur agency has received severe damages in FATA. SRSP has its presence in the entire earthquake affected areas which are accessible and has started preliminary assessment through its field teams. Most affected areas with severe damages have been explained by the below table (Ref: PDMA)


S#

District / Agency

Houses Damaged

Deaths

Injured

1

Shangla

3311

50

250

2

Chitral

1486

32

200

3

Swat

3681

37

222

4

Dir Lower

2397

25

248

5

Dir Upper

3170

17

162

6

Bajaur

1700

22

145

7

Malakand

792

2

79

8

Buner

429

9

98

9

Battagram

100

0

47

10

Tor Ghar

250

20

18

Grand Total

17,316

214

1,469

The above numbers may increase as soon as the assessments are complete in inaccessible areas. Apart from the above most of the community based infrastructure schemes such as water supply systems, irrigation and sanitation have received damages due to the earthquake. The number of such damages would be confirmed once our teams complete the ongoing damage assessments at the field level at various affected areas. Overall 155 schools have been reported damages partially or completely. Besides above, other areas such as Kohistan, Mardan, Swabi, Tank Lakki Marwat have also been affected on account of damages to local infrastructure.
Gender Segregation: Among the casualties, it is obtained that 27% male, 35% females and the rest of 38% children lost their lives. Similar is the case with injuries.
Existing Response and Required Need: Though Government departments including district and agency administration, FDMA, PDMA etc are providing food and other non-food items, however there is still a lot to do especially in the forms of Tents, Winterized Kits etc. as winter is approaching and there is very less resources with the communities to rebuild their damages houses. As per SRSP assessment details, there is need of 9,000 tents and 5,000 Winterized kits to be provided to remaining affected families on immediate basis.
Following the relief phase, there would massive efforts required on the rehabilitation of the damaged infrastructure especially houses damaged either partially or completely. Approximately, 10,000 houses need immediate rehabilitation and reconstructions.
d2Resources Required:
Winter has started in the entire affected areas which have elevated the atrocities and impacts of the earthquake. Tents and winterization kits are amongst the most immediate needs. Based on the above fact and figure, there is an urgent need of resources both In-Cash and In-Kind to access the remaining affected families immediately. The Cost of the 2 utmost needs Tents and Winterized kits is given as below;
Tents: PKR 16,000 per Tent
Winterized Kit: PKR 10,000 per Kit
The winterized kits consist of different items that are required to cope up with the cold.   


Donation Information

Title: Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP)
Bank: Standard Chartered Bank
Address: P.O Box No 18, 35 Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam Peshawar Cantt
Phone No: +92-91-5275146/5275664
Pak Rs Account No: 08-7759614-42
IBAN # PK39 SCBL 0000 0087 7596 1442
USD Account No: 05-7772777-90
IBAN # PK25 SCBL 0000 1057 7727 7790

Contact Address
SRSP Head Office
House No 109, Street 2-B, Defence Officers Colony Khyber Road Peshawar KP Pakistan.
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Telephone: 0092-91-5254540
Fax: 0092-91-5276734

Ensuring Transparency: The donors can identify their priority area with the amount donated. The report on the assistance provided can be shared with donors via their email on request along with beneficiaries list.

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