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Latest International response to the 2005 Kashmir earthquake Stories

2005-10-13 23:15:56

By David Fox MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Survivors of the Kashmir earthquake spent a sixth night in the open in the worst-hit city of Muzaffarabad, kept awake by the rumble of aid trucks and an aftershock early on Friday that set dogs howling. The aftershock measured 5.3 magnitude at around 2 a.m. (1649 EDT) on the U.S. Geological Survey's sensors. Local meteorological officials said there were 70 aftershocks in a 24-hour period between Wednesday and Thursday, and the seismic...

2005-10-12 10:37:34

By David Fox BATA MORA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Food, blankets and other supplies flowed into northern Pakistan on Wednesday as the mission in the Kashmir earthquake turned from rescue and toward relief for survivors, including an estimated 1 million homeless. But four days after the quake that government officials believe may have claimed more than 40,000 lives in Pakistan and India, many of the worst affected had yet to see any aid, despite huge pledges from around the world. "Our...

2005-10-12 09:39:11

By David Fox BATA MORA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Food, blankets and other supplies flowed into northern Pakistan on Wednesday as the mission in the Kashmir earthquake turned from rescue and toward relief for survivors, including an estimated 1 million homeless. But four days after the quake that government officials believe may have claimed more than 40,000 lives in Pakistan and India, many of the worst affected had yet to see any aid, despite huge pledges from around the world. "Our...

2005-10-12 06:30:49

By David Fox BATA MORA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Food and other relief aid flowed into more areas of northern Pakistan on Wednesday as rescue operations in the devastating Kashmir earthquake increasingly became a relief mission for those who survived. But four days after the quake that local officials believe may have claimed as many as 40,000 lives, many of the worst affected had yet to see any aid, despite huge pledges from around the world. "Our resources are very stretched -- every...

2005-10-12 06:04:48

By David Fox BATA MORA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Food and other relief aid flowed into more areas of northern Pakistan on Wednesday as rescue operations in the devastating Kashmir earthquake increasingly became a relief mission for those who survived. But four days after the quake that local officials believe may have claimed as many as 40,000 lives, many of the worst affected had yet to see any aid, despite huge pledges from around the world. "Our resources are very stretched -- every...

2005-10-12 03:34:53

By David Fox BATA MORA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Food and other relief aid flowed into more areas of northern Pakistan on Wednesday as rescue operations in the devastating Kashmir earthquake increasingly became a relief mission for those who survived. But four days after the quake that local officials believe may have claimed as many as 40,000 lives, many of the worst affected had yet to see any aid, despite huge pledges from around the world. "Our resources are very stretched -- every...

2005-10-12 00:20:36

By Robert Birsel MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Medicine and food flowed into areas of northern Pakistan on Wednesday as rescue operations in the devastating Kashmir earthquake increasingly became a relief mission for those who survived. At daybreak, six huge trucks and three large vans belonging to Pakistan's largest private trust, the Edhi Foundation, arrived in worst-hit Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani Kashmir, laden with relief supplies. But witnesses saw very little...

2005-10-11 11:56:57

By Robert Birsel MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Three days after the devastating Kashmir earthquake, relief efforts remained chaotic on Tuesday despite huge aid pledges and U.N. officials said hopes were fading for those trapped in flattened towns and villages. Hundreds of millions of dollars worth of pledges have poured in from around the world but little by way of emergency supplies have reached desperate survivors due to blocked roads and shortages of aircraft, particularly...

2005-10-11 06:27:40

By Robert Birsel MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Three days after the deadly Kashmir earthquake, relief efforts remained chaotic on Tuesday and U.N. officials said scores more helicopters were needed to get food, medicine and shelter to millions of survivors. Pledges of aid for the victims of Saturday's earthquake have poured in from around the world but little assistance has yet reached desperate survivors on the ground due to blocked roads and a shortage of aircraft,...

2005-10-11 05:39:41

By Robert Birsel MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Three days after the deadly Kashmir earthquake, relief efforts remained chaotic on Tuesday and U.N. officials said scores more helicopters were needed to get food, medicine and shelter to millions of survivors. Pledges of aid for the victims of Saturday's earthquake have poured in from around the world but little assistance has yet reached desperate survivors on the ground due to blocked roads and a shortage of aircraft,...


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  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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