Jajarkot Earthquake: Situation Analysis Report, 03


This Situation Analysis Report focuses on the aftermath of the Jajarkot earthquake on November 6, 2023, which resulted in 153 deaths and 256 injuries. Authorities revised the death toll down from 157, correcting repeated names. The government and various organizations, including NGOs, INGOs, and UN agencies, have provided tents, blankets, sleeping bags etc. to the affected regions.
A significant aftershock of magnitude 5.8 today caused further damage, leading to injuries and exacerbating the distress among residents, particularly children. Despite this, the market in Khalanga, Jajarkot, remains functional without price inflation. CBDRM Platform and Early Recovery Clusters were held to coordinate disaster response and recovery strategies. Calls for an improved relief distribution system have been made, with suggestions to expedite the relief process.
Veterinary teams have been dispatched to care for affected livestock, and medical support is ongoing for injured individuals, despite resource constraints in some hospitals. The earthquake has severely damaged infrastructure, including 213 school buildings, and disrupted some roads. Local and international agencies have pledged various forms of assistance, including financial support and material donations, to aid in the recovery efforts. Gender disparities have been witnessed, with women and children facing challenges in accessing facilities and maintaining personal hygiene. The need for secure shelters and sanitary resources is emphasized.


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