Islamabad: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has so far released 13,000 blankets and 8,750 tents for earthquake affectees.
According to spokesman of NDMA as many as 3,500 plastic mats, 7 ton of food packs and 14 tons of bottled water have alredybeen sent to earthquake hit areas.Over 41 aftershocks with magnitude ranging from 2.5 to 5.3 on Richter scale have been recorded so far.
NDMA has arranged a detailed briefing with Heads of UN Organizations from UNDP, UNOCHA, UNHABITAT, WFP, UNICEF, FAO,IOM onWednesday in the presence of (UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator designate for Pakistan) Neil Buhne to apprise them about ongoing relief operation.Neil Buhne expressed solidarity and deep concern with the government and people of Pakistan.
He appreciated efforts of the government and in particular, quick response from NDMA for enhancing national response capacity over the years.
All UN organizations extended full support during ground assessments of damages/losses, long term recovery and rehabilitation.
He assured that all possible assistance to NDMA if needed, would be extended in support of the earthquake affectees.
NDMA has also advised provinces to carry out in their respective quake affected areas.Aerial assessment/survey with the facilitation of Pakistan Air Force has been carried out and data is being analyzed.Satellite imageries of the affected areas are being accessed, obtained through SUPARCO.
NDMA through PTA has issued/precautionary SMS Alerts in the areas of Shangla, Upper Dir, Chitral and Bajaur Agency. NDMA has provided one helicopter to KPK. The telecommunication networks has been restored in quake hit areas.
The work on removing landslides in the affected areas is in progress while KKH has been opened through the efforts of NHA and Pak Army.
A National Emergency Operation Centre of NDMA has already been activated at the onset of earthquake is functioning 24/7. NDMA’s Help Line Number 111-157-157 and 051-9205037 is available for all updates since start of emergency.APP