At least 38 people have been killed and 723 injured in a devastating earthquake that rocked Bhimber and Mirpur Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Jhelum and other districts in Punjab and parts of KP on September 24, 2019 at around 4 o’clock.
The epicenter of the 5.8-magnitude quake was near the city of Mirpur, 22 kilometers (14 miles)
north of the city of Jhelum along the boundary separating the agricultural heartland of Punjab province and Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
As aftershocks continued to rock the region, many left their homes and spent the night on the roadside or in parks. Rescue operations have been carried out by the Pakistan army and are about to complete while the relief activities have also started led by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) through local government.
454 houses with 135 severely and 319 have been partially damaged, infrastructure had been destroyed, roads, mobile phone towers and electricity poles in the area were badly damaged. Almost 70% of the houses structure in the Mirpur city has been damaged due to the earthquake and the communities are avoiding residing inside these cracked houses.
There is an immediate humanitarian need to provide shelters, food and non food items, hygiene kits, clean drinking water and mobile health services to the earthquake affected communities.
WHO WE ARE
Ecumenical Commission for Human Development (ECHD) is an ecumenical, independent, Christian, advocacy, humanitarian relief and development agency, committed to help rebuild after disaster and to empower local communities to find lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, disease and injustice.
ECHD works to save and protect lives in natural and man-made disaster situation. This involves providing the necessary help and contributing to the relief efforts where most required to do so at any given time.
ECHD serves people in need by reducing their dependence on humanitarian aid, facilitating their transition to sustainable, self-reliant and long-term development and strengthen the capacities of local communities to cope with disasters while preserving their dignity.
HOW TO DONATE
Donate generously to support the earthquake affected communities in Mirpur, Azad Jammu & Kashmir Pakistan. You can send your DONATIONS to Ecumenical Commission for Human
Development as following:
Title of Account: Ecumenical Commission for Human Development
Account Number: 0150007900227702
Name of Bank: Faysal Bank Limited
IBAN Number: PK22FAYS0150007900227702
HOW YOUR DONATIONS WILL BE UTILIZED
Your donations will be utilized to provide the following food and non food items to the flood victims.
- 100 USD will provide food items to one earthquake affected family for one month
- 10,000 USD will provide food items to 100 earthquake affected families for 01 month
- 75 USD will provide non-food items to one earthquake affected family
- 7,500 USD will provide non-food items to 100 earthquake affected families
- 175 USD will provide winterized tent to one earthquake affected family
- 17,500 USD will provide winterized tents to earthquake affected families
For further information, please contact us.
Ecumenical Commission for Human Development
Humanitarian Relief Assistance Department