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Earthquake in South Asia/Pakistan

[last update: 04.07.2008]

PakistanOn 8 October 2005, an earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter Scale struck the region of Kashmir at a depth of around 10 km below the earth’s surface, resulting in at least 70,000 deaths in Pakistan, India and Afghanistan and at least the same number of injured. In Pakistan alone around two million people are homeless.
The situation in Pakistan is far more dramatic because it was at the epicentre of the earthquake. That is why Switzerland and international aid efforts are concentrating on this country.

Latest information:
 

Focus on reconstruction and earthquakepreparedness

SDC is cooperating with itspartnersin the earthquakezone in the reconstructionof schools, healthcare centres, and farms. In addition, they are promoting earthquake preparedness and earthquake-proof building methods.

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Earthquake in South Asia/Pakistan - Reconstruction and Livelihood Programme
Factsheet short version (pdf, 154 KB, en)
Spring 2008
Project description: Village shops and sewing machines to alleviate poveryty
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Earthquake in South Asia/Pakistan - Reconstruction and Livelihood Programme
Factsheet long version (pdf, 1.56 MB, en)


Archive of the documents
icon 13.02.2007
Earthquake in South Asia/Pakistan - key information at a glance
Factsheet (pdf, 109 KB, en)
icon 19.09.2006
Earthquake in South Asia/Pakistan - key information at a glance
Factsheet (pdf, 132 KB, en)

19.04.2006 - Current article
Reconstruction work is progressing well

05.01.2006 - Current article
Cold and snow: a new challenge

12.12.2005 - Current article
Race against time
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14.12.2005
Earthquake in South Asia/Pakistan - key information at a glance
Factsheet (pdf, 55 KB)

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11.11.2005
Facts and Figures of Switzerland's Relief Operation
Maps and figures (pdf, 42 KB)

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11.11.2005
Earthquake in South Asia/Pakistan - key information at a glance
Factsheet>> (pdf, 56 KB)
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Earthquake in South Asia/Pakistan - key information at a glance
Factsheet>> (pdf, 117 KB)
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Facts and Figures of Switzerland's Relief Operation
Map and figures>>
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25.10.2005
Switzerland increases aid to CHF 20 million
The funds are intended for multilateral as well as bilateral operations and added to the SDC's yearly expenditure of CHF 15 million for development cooperation in Pakistan.
Press release>>

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Switzerland to send three more aircraft with relief goods and increases aid to CHF 4 million
A dozen construction and logistics experts and some 180 tons of material are to leave Switzerland.
Press release>>
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Switzerland Increases Aid to 2 Million Francs
Switzerland is intensively continuing aid efforts in favour of the victims of the earthquake.
Press release>>
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10.10.2005
Switzerland sends transport aircraft with relief goods
Switzerland is responding to the urgent need for relief goods following the earthquake in Pakistan.
Press release>>

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Switzerland increases relief efforts in Pakistan
As feared, one day after the earthquake the number of victims is higher than initially estimated.
Press release>>
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08.10.2005
Earthquake in South Asia: Switzerland offers aid to Pakistan
The SDC is presently monitoring the situation in the disaster area through its offices in Afghanistan.
Press release>>