On October 26, 2015, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake rocked major cities in Pakistan and Afghanistan, leaving several hundred people dead, thousands injured, and even more without shelter or a source of livelihood.
In Pakistan, the earthquake affected all four provinces, with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) being the most severely affected province. In KP, 31 percent of the fatalities were women, and 38 percent were children, according to a report from ReliefWeb.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is partnering with Community World Service Asia, formerly Church World Service-Pakistan/Afghanistan, to provide winterization kits for 470 affected families (about 3, 760 individuals) in the Swat district. Families who lost homes and belongings, and who need protection from freezing temperatures, will receive quilts, floor mats, plastic sheets, and cotton mattresses, among other basic needs.
You can support UMCOR when international disasters occur with your gifts to International Disaster Response, Advance #982450.
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