The devastating earthquake of October 8, 2005 caused the death of over 87.000 people of which many were
children. More than 100.000 are injured. Around 3,3 million are left homeless. Many more may die due to the
approaching winter weather where temperatures may dip to -12C.
Despite the assistance which poured into the region in the aftermath of the quake, each day revealed acute
new needs. Dina situated only a stone-throw from the affected areas, Anuman-e-Behbood-e-Mareezan Denmark - Pakistan lead a team
of volunteers with tents, warm-clothing, medicine and foodstuff to Muzaffarabad, Bagh, Balakot and beyond.
If you wish to help - either through Anjuman-e-Behbood-e-Mareezan Denmark Pakistan or any other Relief
Organisation, note that the main needs are:
Shelter - most importantly, winterised tents to protect hundreds of thousands of people, some in mountainous zones where temperatures may dip to -12C. Blankets and warm clothing are also needed
Health care - more than four weeks after the quake, untreated wounds are becoming infected and fractures are worsening. Medics and supplies are needed to treat injuries, and to prevent the spread of illnesses brought on by the lack of hygiene and cold weather
Food - this is likely to be a long-term requirement, as the earthquake wiped out food stocks and destroyed farms
Clean water and sanitation
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