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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. The United Nations is struggling to raise $550 million for a medium-term program to help victims of the October 8 quake that killed more than 73,000 people in Pakistan and about 1,300 in India. The total response to the U.N....

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. The United Nations is struggling to raise $550 million for a medium-term program to help victims of the quake that killed more than 73,000 people in Pakistan and about 1,300 in India. The total response to the U.N. appeal has only...

2005-11-05 06:26:41

By Simon Cameron-Moore MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Underfunded aid agencies were struggling on Saturday to head off a second wave of deaths in Pakistan as a bitter Himalayan winter closed in four weeks after a giant tremor killed more than 73,000 people. The United Nations welcomed President Pervez Musharraf's decision to postpone a purchase of F-16 warplanes from the United States to free up more funds for emergency relief, but stressed this did not solve a funding crisis....

2005-10-26 07:22:17

By Robert Birsel SERAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - "They should just give us a tent and go to hell," said Mohammad Farooq when relief workers suggested the survivors of Pakistan's devastating earthquake come down from the mountains to where they could be looked after. "We don't want to move to any tent village," he said as he waited hopefully in the town of Seran in Pakistani Kashmir's Jhelum valley for a tent to take back up into the hills. "We can't leave our homes, we can't leave our...

2005-10-21 05:06:37

By Athar Hussain KARACHI (Reuters) - Pakistani tent makers said on Friday they are struggling to meet a government demand for 8,000 tents a day to shelter some two million survivors of the October 8 earthquake before winter sets in. Hundreds of thousands of tents able to withstand a Himalayan winter are needed for survivors of the quake that devastated northern Pakistan and killed about 50,000 people, aid officials say. About 1,300 people were killed in neighboring India....

2005-10-20 07:56:41

By David Brunnstrom CHIKAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Only from the air is it possible to grasp the enormity of the disaster afflicting Pakistani Kashmir, and only from the air is it possible to reach many of the hundreds of thousands of suffering survivors. Nearly two weeks after the devastating earthquake that hit northern Pakistan, killing at least 50,000 people, many of the tens of thousands injured are only now getting treatment. Many others have yet to be reached, and serious wounds...

2005-10-16 11:57:52

By Robert Birsel MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Soldiers pulled a young girl alive from the rubble of the Kashmir earthquake on Sunday, giving shattered Pakistan a moment of joy on a day when storms poured more misery on a million homeless survivors. After a night exposed to solid rain under the flimsiest of shelters, many survivors waited in vain for help as the weather grounded all but a few of a growing fleet of relief helicopters eight days after the quake pulverized a wide...

2005-10-16 09:44:28

By Robert Birsel MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Steady rain piled more misery on the survivors of the Kashmir earthquake on Sunday as more than one million homeless people spent another night exposed to the elements with only makeshift tents for shelter. The storms grounded most flights by relief helicopters, the only way to get supplies to many of those stranded in the mountains, where the quake buckled roads or buried them in landslides. Only about half a dozen flights managed...

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2005-10-16 03:25:00

BALAKOT, Pakistan -- The death toll from Pakistan's earthquake rose sharply to nearly 40,000 on Saturday, with the president warning the numbers could rise even further as relief teams reach more villages in the remote folds of the Himalayan mountains. The Pakistani military said Sunday one of its helicopters flying an aid mission crashed in bad weather late Saturday, killing all six people aboard. Throughout the region, homeless survivors searched desperately for blankets and tents to brace...

2005-10-16 02:32:28

By Robert Birsel MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Steady rain heaped more misery on the survivors of the Kashmir earthquake on Sunday as the more than one million made homeless spent another night exposed to the elements with only makeshift tents as shelter. Military officials said the relief flights had been halted for most of the morning because of thunderstorms in Islamabad, where supplies were being loaded, despite improving weather in the earthquake zone. Rain fell steadily...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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