Earthquake relief and recovery: processes and principles

Earthquake relief and recovery: processes and principles

An overview of the relief efforts in Pakistan and guidelines for more effective responses to earthquakes

This technical brief provides an overview of the situation in earthquake-affected areas of Pakistan. It describes the early relief efforts and the gaps in assistance. It also:

  • highlights the importance of recognising gender issues in the provision of assistance
  • summarises the SPHERE principles for the provision of humanitarian assistance
  • lists the priority areas to ensure an effective transition from relief to recovery, including post-disaster reviews
  • discusses the potential methods for rebuilding in the earthquake-affected areas using local resident’s existing skills and local technologies
  • describes the Disaster Resistant Sustainable Livelihoods (DRSL) framework
  • identifies principles for post-quake interventions
  • offers tentative guidelines for the recovery process