Pakistan Quake: Health and Homes for Survivors
The International Rescue Committee has been working in Pakistan since 1980, when large numbers of refugees entered the country from Afghanistan in the wake of the Soviet invasion. Within hours of the devastating earthquake on Oct. 8, 2005, IRC teams were on their way to the hardest hit areas to distribute emergency supplies and assist the survivors, with special emphasis on the needs of women and children. Now, IRC aid workers are helping survivors stay healthy, rebuild their homes and begin the long recovery process.
- Getting ready to rebuild: photo essay, more photos
- An overview of the IRC's quake response, narrated by Tom Brokaw
- Mobile medical teams continue to provide essential care to isolated survivors
- An aid flight arrives with materials to build winter-proof homes for survivors
- IRC counselor Laila Khan shares stories from survivors in hard-hit Balakot.
The IRC was among the lead organizations aiding victims of torrential rains, avalanches and flooding that hit northern Pakistan in 2005.
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