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2011-08-03 12:42:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report by Islamic Relief, a non-profit relief and development organization, indicates that the international response has been insufficient to help Pakistan recover from last year's devastating floods -- the country's worst natural disaster on record. The floods in the summer of 2010 forced 11 million people from their homes, killing nearly 2,000 people and destroying 1.7 million homes. According to the World Health Organization,...

2011-03-15 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross today announced an initial contribution of $10 million to the Japanese Red Cross Society to assist in its ongoing efforts to provide medical care and relief assistance to the people of Japan following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) "We are grateful for the American public's generosity and compassion following what has been declared one of the...

2010-08-24 16:55:00

Aid includes supplies and financial assistance as two disaster experts leave for Pakistan WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As flood waters continue to wreak havoc on communities across Pakistan, the American Red Cross is increasing its support to $5 million to help families who have lost their homes and jobs and have little access to clean water and food. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) "The need for increased support could not be more...

2006-03-02 19:38:30

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations next week launches a new global emergency fund to provide swifter relief to victims of natural disasters, but with far less money on hand than the $500 million it had hoped to raise. The Central Emergency Response Fund will have just $188 million when it opens for business, which is nonetheless a significant improvement over an existing U.N. standby loan facility of $50 million. Donations to the new fund, which will be able to make...

2006-02-03 03:58:12

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Friday it needed more than $100 million to keep a fleet of helicopters assisting earthquake recovery operations in northern Pakistan flying for the rest of the year. The plea for funding from the U.N. World Food Programme came as another aftershock rocked the earthquake zone overnight, underscoring the hazards to survivors of the October 8 quake and a major international relief operation. There were no reports of casualties or damage...

2006-01-21 10:10:15

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The United States handed over the first tranche on Saturday of its $200 million grant to Pakistan for reconstruction in the northern region devastated by an October 8 earthquake. U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns signed an agreement with Pakistani officials for the provision of the grant over four years. More than 74,000 people were killed and about 3 million made homeless by the deadly quake, one of the worst disasters in...

2005-11-07 09:19:26

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations, struggling to raise $550 million for a medium-term program to help victims of the South Asian earthquake, appealed on Monday for $42.4 million to fund urgent needs in the region this month. The call was issued by the world body's Assistant Emergency Relief Coordinator Yvette Stevens at a meeting with diplomats from donor countries and representatives of U.N. and independent agencies involved in the aid effort. Relief workers in the region of the...

2005-10-26 12:50:29

By Robert Birsel MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Donor governments promised half a billion dollars of new earthquake aid to Pakistan on Wednesday after U.N. officials warned that hunger, cold and injuries might kill more people than the quake itself. But millions of survivors with little food or shelter were left guessing how much would reach them before winter snow blankets the remote Himalayan valleys of Pakistani Kashmir. The U.N. recorded an initial $525 million in new aid...

2005-10-26 01:23:21

By Robert Birsel MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - More people could die of hunger, cold and injuries in the wake of Pakistan's earthquake than during it unless rich countries meeting in Geneva come up with more money fast, a top U.N. aid official said on Wednesday. "The disaster is looming large. We have thousands and thousands of very vulnerable people," U.N. chief aid coordinator Rashid Khalikov said hours before 65 nations were due to meet at the United Nations in Geneva to...

2005-10-21 12:48:49

By David Brunnstrom MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - NATO said on Friday it would send up to 1,000 troops to help hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors who have been waiting for two weeks for help in the rugged mountains of northern Pakistan. But the measures announced fell short of matching an appeal from a top U.N. aid official who on Thursday urged the alliance to mount a massive airlift to rescue stranded survivors on the scale of the 1948-49 Berlin airlift to the...


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