A HUDDERSFIELD doctor has returned to Pakistan to help the forgotten victims of the Kashmir earthquake.
Dr Amjid Mohammed is taking part in a week-long aid mission to help mountain region communities previously not reached by aid workers.
And his wife Dr Fauzia Ishan has recounted his horror at the condition of the people he came across.
Dr Ishan, of Beaumont Park, who is keeping in touch with her husband by phone, said he had been shocked by what he had seen.
The accident and emergency consultant at the Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax reached the Alaya Valley with help from the Pakistani military.
Dr Ishan said: "A lot of people had already died before help arrived.
"Survivors are suffering from extreme cold, eye and chest infections, and infestations like lice and scabies and have little food," she said.
Dr Ishan said her husband and his colleague Dr Saika Rahuja, had helped to set up clinics and organise medical supplies to communities which aid workers had previously been unable to reach.
She said Dr Rahuja's help was particularly valuable because she could treat women patients who did not want to be examined by male doctors.
She said people needed to be aware that more money was needed to help people affected by the disaster, which hit the Pakistani region on October 8, killing more than 79,000 people leaving three million homeless.
The earthquake - which measured 7.6 on the Richter scale - affected a total area of 11,000 square miles.
It is the second time that Dr Mohammed has helped victims of the earthquake.
In October Dr Ishan and Dr Mohammed gathered a medical team together and contacted aid charity Islamic Help.
By October 15, they had sent the volunteers and supplies to Abbottabad in Kashmir.