Right after the October 8, 2005 Kashmir earthquake in Pakistan, Première Urgence started emergency aid distributions, rehabilitation works and water-and sanitation activities in the most affected areas of the disaster struck zone.
Under very challenging circumstances Première Urgence built 1.211 shelters with the direct help of the disaster-affected population. In addition to that, Première Urgence rehabilitated and consolidated 23 water schemes in the Machiara region in the epicentre of the quake. Furthermore, 12.000 animals benefited from our rehabilitation of two veterinary centers in two Union Councils of the same zone. In order to facilitate the access to the disaster zones Première Urgence also implemented road rehabilitation programs.
Our NGO also trained and monitored 1.280 people in the region in order to assure adequate rehabilitation works in these seismic zones. Throughout the movie from Florent Marcie (No Man's Land), disaster-affected people, aid agency workers and representatives of the donor community describe the complexity of Première Urgence’s work in Pakistan.