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2006-01-02 10:45:00

Heavy snow and rain brought more misery to Pakistan's earthquake survivors on Monday, halting relief work, bringing landslides down on roads and flooding tents across the cold, wet mountains.

2006-01-02 05:41:18

By Robert Birsel MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Rain and snow fell across Pakistan's earthquake zone for a second straight day on Monday, grounding relief flights and adding to the misery of millions of survivors camped out in tents and crude shelters.

2005-12-13 04:15:21

By Robert Birsel ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The focus of earthquake relief in Pakistan's mountains is shifting to nearly two million people below the snowline now that most at higher altitudes have been looked after, a U.N. official said on Tuesday.

2005-12-08 05:47:24

By Suzanna Koster MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Two months after Pakistan's killer earthquake, the focus of a huge aid effort is on keeping survivors alive in freezing mountains and preventing disease in crowded tent camps in the valleys.

2005-12-02 07:41:49

By Robert Birsel ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Most of the tents handed out to Pakistani earthquake survivors are incapable of withstanding the winter and the focus of relief efforts is now on other ways to ensure people stay warm, aid officials said on Friday.

2005-11-30 07:51:08

By Abu Arqam Naqash BHERI, Pakistan (Reuters) - With winter starting to set in, some survivors of Pakistan's earthquake are without shelter, sufficient food or warm clothing nearly eight weeks after the disaster struck, aid officials said on Wednesday.

2005-11-27 04:56:34

By Abdul Wahid Kiani PIEER CHANASI, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan's earthquake zone got it's first harsh winter weather on Sunday, with rain and snow bringing relief operations to a halt, and gloom to survivors.

2005-11-15 23:05:49

By Suzanna Koster BALAKOT, Kashmir (Reuters) - A clear warning of the second calamity facing quake-stricken Kashmiris is etched into the face of Gulaam Rabani.

2005-11-08 07:37:36

By Simon Cameron-Moore MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - One month after Pakistan's devastating earthquake, aid agencies are facing a cash crisis as the threat of disease and death looms over vast numbers of homeless survivors and a bitter winter closes in.

2005-11-08 03:59:48

By Simon Cameron-Moore MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - One month after Pakistan's devastating earthquake aid agencies are facing a cash crisis as the threat of disease and death looms over vast numbers of homeless survivors and a bitter winter closes in.


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