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2012-07-26 14:26:13

Women who suffered spinal injuries in the 2005 Pakistan earthquake continued to endure hardships years later, including abandonment by spouses and families, according to new research from the University of Alberta. Zubia Mumtaz, an assistant professor in the School of Public Health who studies how gender and class inequalities affect maternal health, worked with a team of graduate students to document the experiences of paraplegic women three years after the 7.6-magnitude quake that...

Another Earthquake Rocks Northern Italy Killing At Least Ten
2012-05-29 08:30:06

Northern Italy on Tuesday was shaken by a magnitude 5.8 earthquake, killing at least ten people, less than two weeks after a magnitude 6.0 temblor rocked the same region, destroying castles, churches and leaving seven dead, according to local Italian news agencies. The US Geological Society said the quake struck at 9:00 a.m. local time and was centered about 25 miles northwest of the central city of Bologna. The quake was felt throughout northern and central Italy, including Milan and...

2012-01-24 11:26:00

DETROIT, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD), through its various emergency relief programs, has continued to provide much need assistance to the earthquake victims of Haiti. With a quarter of a million people left desolate following the worst earthquake of 2010 Haitians continue to look towards international aid for succor. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110315/DC65715LOGO) HHRD mobilized its resources and, as one...

2011-07-27 00:01:20

Mobile Medical Disaster Relief, a Brentwood, TN based disaster relief organization returns to cholera ravaged Haiti with a team of twenty medical doctors, dentists and nurses for the eighteenth time since the January 2010 earthquake. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) July 26, 2011 Mobile Medical Disaster Relief, http://www.mmdr.org, a Brentwood, TN based disaster relief organization returns to cholera ravaged Haiti with a team of twenty medical doctors, dentists and nurses for the eighteenth time since...

2011-03-18 15:00:00

LOS ANGELES, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- International Medical Corps' emergency response team is assessing the post-disaster needs of isolated coastal villages north of Sendai that have yet to receive humanitarian assistance. They found acute shortages of food, water and some medicines, and survivors in need of mental health support. Many are without heat in an area where temperatures have dipped below freezing and snow has been falling - putting survivors in danger of exposure....

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2011-01-19 05:50:00

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said that a strong 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit south-western Pakistan in a desert area bordering Iran and Afghanistan on Tuesday. The earthquake struck about 34 miles west of Dalbandin in Pakistan at about 52 miles deep. Officials in nearby towns indicated that damage was not extensive. The Kashmir earthquake of October 2005 killed 73,000 people. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) originally said that the quake took place at about 6.2 miles deep....

2010-10-05 15:14:00

DETROIT, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Water is now receding in parts of the flood-affected Pakistan, and only now is the true devastation of the world's worst disaster becoming apparent. Not only have homes been damaged but, in many cases, all the belongings have been wiped away by the floods. Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said today while appealing for aid to Pakistan: "The Pakistan floods are the world's biggest emergency - 60,000 sq miles under water, 20 million...

2010-08-31 13:43:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the flooding in Pakistan began one month ago, more than 20 million people throughout the country have been affected. In an effort to help raise funds for relief, recovery and reconstruction efforts, the U.S. Government--through the Department of State -- created the Pakistan Relief Fund (the Fund). In television and radio PSAs released by the Ad Council today, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton encourages all Americans to donate to the Fund, which...

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...

2010-08-19 09:46:00

MARINA DEL REY, Calif., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Richard Merkin, President and CEO of Heritage Provider Network is pleased to announce that the Regal Medical Group, part of the HPN family, has coordinated a fundraising effort through their employees for the flood victims in Pakistan. The monies raised will be donated through the Red Cross for the immediate relief to those affected in Pakistan. According to the UN, the floods have disrupted the lives of nearly 20 million people; one out...