At least 328 people have died in a 7.7 earthquake in Awaran, southwest Pakistan. The earthquake created a new island off the coast and flattened villages. At this point, medics and aid workers are struggling to reach survivors. Hospitals are running out of medicine and food. The region is remote and the security situation is sensitive.
Oxfam is closely coordinating with local Government authorities, UN agencies and other NGOs to ensure an adequate humanitarian response. We are carrying out assessments through our local partner organisation and we have mobilised water, sanitation and hygiene supplies in case they are needed.
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