Post earthquake: ‘NGOs responding to situation’

Published: October 31, 2015
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A man clears the rubble of the house of 50-year-old herbal healer Najib Alam, whose mud-and-stone house was damaged by the 7.5 magnitude quake, in Rehankot village in District Dir on October 28, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

A man clears the rubble of the house of 50-year-old herbal healer Najib Alam, whose mud-and-stone house was damaged by the 7.5 magnitude quake, in Rehankot village in District Dir on October 28, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

The National Humanitarian Network (NHN), being a representative of national and local civil society, has been engaged in responding to humanitarian crisis caused by the earthquake on October 26, said a press release issued here on Wednesday.

It said that from the first day, NHN has been in close coordination with disaster management authorities and relief organisations to get first-hand information of the ground situation to help coordinate and carry out relief work efficiently and promptly.

“The NHN has pooled resources and mobilised over 300 trained volunteers and 78 vehicles from member organisations in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa,” it said. “The immediate needs of the affected communities are shelter, clean water, food, bedding and warm clothes,” the statement concluded.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 31st,  2015.

 

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  • arfan khan
    Nov 3, 2015 - 3:22PM

    please help .govet till no help .80% village damage .plzzz help for our power peopleRecommend

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