Updated: 24-Feb-2006 Video Interviews


22 Feb. 2006


Pakistan relief operation

Video interview with Andrew Walton,
Commander of NATO’s Disaster Relief team in Pakistan

NATO's Pakistan earthquake relief operation

On 11 October 2005, in response to a request from Pakistan, NATO launched an operation to assist in the urgent relief effort following the devastating 8 October earthquake. The mission ended on 1 February 2006.

The Commander of the NATO Disaster Relief team in Pakistan explains the role and impact of NATO's disaster assistance to Pakistan. He describes the challenges the mission had to overcome and the results achieved.


What were the main elements of NATO's assistance?

How do you assess the impact of this assistance? .wmv/389Kb

NATO is not a humanitarian organization, why did the Alliance decide to take part in the effort?


What challenges did NATO have to overcome during the operation?


The people of Pakistan are probably not that familiar with NATO, do you think NATO's involvement in the relief has change that?


What do you think are the main 'lessons learned' from the operation'?

Transcript of the interview - Audio version: .MP3/2970kb