Pakistan 8 th October Earthquake. Country Overview. Population: 162.42 million Literacy Rate: 48.7% (% age 15 and over that can read and write) Affected Area Population: 5.7million (7 persons/HH). Source: Geological Survey Pakistan. Earthquake Statistics. Dead: 73,000 persons?
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48.7%(% age 15 and over that can read and write)
Source: Geological Survey Pakistan
This includes over 18,000 children
2.8 million persons without shelter
Source: Government of Pakistan - as of Nov 3, 2005
Quality of construction and construction materials
Lack of seismic considerations
Lack of monitoring
Building codes ( dichotomy ) ??
Lack of awareness about seismically resistant design
Siting of structures
Aspiration to modernize with insufficient knowledge of safe construction
CostSignificant Causes of Infrastructure Damage
The donor agencies (World Bank/ADB/JICA et al) as part of the Damage and Need Assessment report have highlighted the need for Hazard Risk Management as an important cross cutting issue.
A short term programme is being firmed up to address the urgent needs of creating awareness about safe building practices, school earthquake safety programme and building up capacity of government officials .