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7.5-magnitude earthquake hits Afghanistan and Pakistan
Following the magnitude 7.5 earthquake that struck Badakshan Province, Afghanistan on 26 October, relief efforts are underway in Pakistan with the Government leading the response. Currently there are 271 people reported killed in Pakistan with 225 of those fatalities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).  In addition, 2,158 are injured with 1,797 of those injuries in KP.  KP remains the most severely affected area.

Emergency measures are in effect in all areas of KP and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).  No major structural damages to health facilities are reported and all health facilities are providing emergency health assistance to people in need.  Government sources report that 147 schools were damaged in KP.  Mobile networks are largely restored. Surveys of bridges and other critical infrastructure are underway.  Information regarding damage and casualties continues to be compiled as reports from more remote areas are received.

Initial damage and needs assessments indicate food, shelter, winterization kits, emergency health services, and water and sanitation support will be among the most immediate humanitarian needs.