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Latest International response to the 2005 Kashmir earthquake Stories

2005-10-11 00:10:52

By Aamir Ashraf MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Hope was dwindling on Tuesday of finding survivors among the thousands buried under houses, offices and schools in northern Pakistan and Indian Kashmir, devastated by a killer earthquake three days ago. As the scale of the humanitarian crisis dawned on Pakistan, President Pervez Musharraf's government sought more international support for a disaster that officials in the worst-hit areas say may have claimed up to 40,000 lives. The...

2005-10-10 17:20:36

By Aamir Ashraf MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani rescuers battled on Tuesday to dig out more victims nearly three days after a devastating earthquake as survivors desperately short of food and shelter voiced anger at the lack of help. The Pakistan government also appealed for funds for what it said would be a long struggle to recover from the country's worst-ever natural disaster. The government confirmed more than 20,000 deaths so far in flattened towns and villages...

2005-10-10 12:04:51

LONDON (Reuters) - Donor nations rushed doctors, helicopters, food, tents and sniffer dogs to help the victims of Pakistan's devastating earthquake on Monday as the death toll topped 20,000. Aid agencies said more than 120,000 people, many of them children, were in urgent need of shelter and up to four million could be left homeless by the 7.6 magnitude earthquake which wrecked buildings and villages in Pakistan's northern mountains. The quake, South Asia's strongest for 100 years,...

2005-10-10 02:47:22

By James Grubel CANBERRA (Reuters) - Donor nations rushed doctors, helicopters, water and tents to quake-devastated Pakistan on Monday as the death toll from the disaster topped 20,000. Aid agencies said more than 120,000 people were in urgent need of shelter and up to four million could be left homeless after the 7.6 magnitude earthquake destroyed buildings and villages in Pakistan's northern mountains. The quake, South Asia's strongest for 100 years, also killed more than 550...

2005-10-09 23:13:06

By Ralph Gowling LONDON (Reuters) - World leaders stepped up efforts to help earthquake-battered Pakistan on Monday, dispatching more rescue teams, deploying helicopters and pledging further aid as the death toll from the disaster topped more than 20,000. ""We know that every hour counts in an earthquake of this magnitude," U.N. Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland said as rescue workers battled frantically to find and pull survivors of Saturday's quake from the rubble. An...

2005-10-09 07:46:40

By Ralph Gowling LONDON (Reuters) - Rescue teams and aid pledges poured into Pakistan from around the world on Sunday after a devastating earthquake that killed about 20,000 people. "We are rushing against the clock here," said a spokeswoman for the U.N. Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, as rescue workers struggled to pull survivors of Saturday's 7.6 magnitude earthquake from the rubble. An eight-member U.N. team had begun coordinating the relief effort in the hardest...

2005-10-08 23:26:07

By Ralph Gowling LONDON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush and other world leaders sent or offered rescue teams and aid to Pakistan, India and Afghanistan on Sunday after a huge quake battered the three countries, killing more than 18,000 people. The United States, which had to mount major domestic relief efforts in the past few weeks when hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck, said it would provide $100,000 in emergency aid funding to Pakistan and was also offering U.S. military...

2005-10-08 22:19:12

By Ralph Gowling LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush and other world leaders sent or offered rescue teams and aid to Pakistan, India and Afghanistan on Sunday after a huge quake battered the three countries, killing more than 18,000 people. The United States, which had to mount major domestic relief efforts in the past few weeks when hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck, said it would provide $100,000 in emergency aid funding to Pakistan and was also offering U.S. military...

2005-10-08 22:42:13

By Mian Khursheed MANSEHRA, Pakistan (Reuters) - The death toll from a huge south Asia earthquake rose to 18,000 in worst-hit Pakistan alone on Sunday, as rescuers dug out hundreds of dead children buried under their schools and found villages reduced to rubble. Teams laboured with cranes and earth-moving equipment or used their bare hands in hopes of finding survivors trapped beneath shattered masonry from Saturday's quake. Striking out from the forest clad mountains of Pakistani...


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