Islamic Relief is appealing for support for efforts to help survivors of a deadly earthquake which struck Pakistan-administered Kashmir on Tuesday.

The 5.8 magnitude quake has left at least 25 people dead and over 450 others injured.

The shallow earthquake, which struck just after 4pm on Tuesday 24th September, was centred 4km southeast of New Mirpur City in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. Tremors were felt in various cities including Islamabad, Jhelum, Lahore, Swat and Abbottabad.

Mirpur, Jatla, and Mangla town are among the worst affected places, with Manda and Afzalpur villages also badly impacted by the disaster.

Islamic Relief staff assess the damage in a village in Mirpur district.

Survivors urgently need humanitarian aid

The quake has destroyed or damaged homes. In Mirpur, where a state of emergency has been declared, several main roads and three major bridges have been badly damaged.

The death toll is expected to rise as the full extent of the damage emerges. Rescue and relief efforts face challenging conditions, especially since rain and thunderstorms are expected in the hours ahead.

Islamic Relief has been able to rapidly launch a response to the disaster as we have been working in Pakistan for decades. On the ground in the affected areas, our emergency team will assess the scale of damage and find out how we can best help survivors.

We are working with other organisations, including the National Disaster Management Authority who are distributing vital items like tents, blankets, medical kits and bottled water.

You can help those in need by donating today:

  • $125 will provide blankets for seven people
  • $125 can also provide a kitchen set and non-food items
  • $250 will provide a shelter kit for those who have been forced to leave their homes.

Help survivors of this disaster: donate to our Pakistan earthquake appeal now.