A devastating earthquake in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan has claimed the lives of over 40 people so far, with hundreds more wounded and injured. Muslim Aid has launched an emergency appeal and is on the ground providing essential humanitarian aid.
The earthquake measuring magnitude 5.9 struck in the early hours of Thursday, mainly killing women and children while they lay asleep in their beds.
Houses have collapsed and buildings are damaged leaving hundreds of people homeless.
Muslim Aid Pakistan are on the ground working with other agencies to coordinate an effective response.
Our team has vigorous coordination with local Civil Society Organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations and International Nongovernmental Organizations working in Balochistan. We are actively participating in Working Group Meetings at national and Provincial level to ensure aid reaches those in the greatest need and a coordinated effort is carried out.