Thematic Area:

Humanitarian Response

  Project Period:

November- December, 2015

  Donor Agency:

Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH)

  Project Locations:

Distt. Shangla, KP

Project Description:

On Monday, 26 October, 2015 (14:09:32 PST) an earth quack of 8.1 magnitude struck Pakistan with the epic entre located in Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan bordering Pakistan. The earth quack jolts were felt all over major cities of Pakistan; however northern parts of the country including Malakand and Hazara Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Bajaur and Mohmand Agency and Gilgit Baltistan region were severely hit. 

According to the PDMA report, 24 districts of KP have been affected by earth quack. Official figures of death toll have reached to 232. Approximately 1415 people got injured. Damages to infrastructure are enormous as reportedly 90,917 houses and 1424 schools have been damaged.

 District Shangla is one of the worst hit districts where 49 people are reported death, 181 seriously injured and 11,502 houses damaged. Due to hilly terrain parts of the province are inaccessible and it is feared that the damages are even more than officially reported.

The government has announced monetary compensation for the families of dead, severely injured and fully and partially damaged houses, however the plan has yet to materialize, as the process of compilation of damages is slow due to rigid implementation modalities and limited technical and human resource capacities of government.

 The project specifically support the affected families in; 

  • Shelter support kits
  • Winterizations kit
  • Hygiene and Kitchen kits


The Main Activities of the Project include;

  • Assessment of villages and coordination with local authorities for verification of target villages
  • Beneficiaries identification
  • Market assessment and procurement of relief goods
  • Preparation of distribution plan and distribution of relief good
  • Post distribution monitoring