In 2005, the Kashmir region of Pakistan was hit by a 7.6 magnitude earthquake. During the next 24 hours, 45 aftershocks were recorded. The earthquake ultimately killed 80.000 people and irreversibly damaged the country’s infrastructure.
In 2010, the country faced a new natural disaster when, following heavy monsoon-related rainfall, unprecedented flooding began. A fifth of the territory was affected, the flooding impacting more than 20 million people and destroying 800,000 homes.
In 2005, after the earthquake, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL undertook its first mission to Pakistan in the Bagh district to assist the affected populations. In 2010, our teams conducted programs in the districts of the Sindh, Fata and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces. Our activities focused on access to water, sanitation, and the promotion of good hygiene practices. Operations ended in 2014 despite immense needs that remain.
Should you have any questions, please contact Thierry Benlahsen,
At head office