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Kashmir Earthquake: Situation Updates Azad Jammu & Kashmir No. 1 (25 September 2019)

Muslim Aid
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Summary Highlights

Below is the key development of the situation during the reporting period.

  • Conducted Emergency Response Management Team (ERMT) meeting and declared Emergency Response ALERT LEVEL-II (Orange).

  • On September the 24th Emergency Response Team (ERT) was deployed to district Mirpur for to carry out independent assessment of the earthquake damages.

  • ERT reached to the affected district at 4 am in the morning and collected the information related to affected people admitted to the Divisional Headquarters Teaching (DHQ) hospital.

  • A number of meetings were conducted with on the ground partner organisations and relevant line departments to develop a consolidated response plan.

  • Activated ERT and deployed two ambulances to the affected areas of AJ&K

  • MA Pakistan ERT visited the following villages and surrounding areas for assessment:
    o Sangah Village, Mirpur District
    o Jatlan Village, Mirpur District

  • MA Pakistan ERT visited the DHQ Teaching Hospital Mirpur AJK.

  • MA Pakistan ERT also visited the Basic Health Unit of Jatlan village.

  • ERT established close coordination with relevant state departments of AJK including health, education and State Disaster Manager Authority (SDMA).

  • ERT established coordination with up-stream partners including the World Health Organisation (WHO), ECHO and UN agencies.

  • ERT made strong coordination with on the ground Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to deal with duplication of services.

  • An INGO coordination committee is established under the cluster approach to develop a consolidated Kashmir Earthquake Response Plan 2019.

  • ERT collected first-hand information from different affected families of Mirpur which is severely damaged due to yesterday’s earthquake.

  • MA country office has launched a call for volunteers to join us for the relief and restoration work.

  • MA country office has contacted suppliers to ensure the availability of relief items as per needs identified.