Mental health added to MSF medical intervention at the Balochistan earthquake, southwestern Pakistan
7 November 2008
Our teams are distributing non-food items and treating people through fixed and mobile clinics. The psychological consequences of the earthquake are taking their toll on the population and there is an obvious need for mental healthcare. MSF is preparing to start a programme within the coming days. Many people have lost family members, and some have no one left. Their houses have collapsed and wnter is coming fast, bringing very cold nighttime temperatures. Tremors are still felt routinely, adding to the population's fears.