The Evolving UN Cluster Approach in the Aftermath of the Pakistan Earthquake: an NGO perspective

The South Asia earthquake on 8 October 2006 claimed at least
73,000 lives. Measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale, it left many others
without food, clothes and shelter to face the harsh winter. So far,
through ActionAid International’s emergency response, thousands
of tents, packs of food and basic supplies such as blankets, as well
as medical supplies, have been distributed in Pakistan. Within one
week of the earthquake, relief aid was being delivered by ActionAid
staff in three different locations in an area which is extremely
inaccessible, as well as being politically sensitive.