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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. "The major challenge for the people is to stay warm and to stay dry," United nations chief coordinator Jan Vandermoortele said more than two months after the massive earthquake killed at least 73,000 people and left about three million...

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. The October 8 disaster killed more than 73,000 people and left about three million homeless. With a bitter winter beginning, aid officials say they face a daunting task keeping remote settlements supplied with shelter and food. "We are facing...

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. The October 8 earthquake killed more than 73,000 people and left up to three million homeless. The worry as a brutal Himalayan winter sets in is that disease could kill cold and poorly nourished survivors. "Keeping the people dry,...

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. The first heavy snow fell across the region at the weekend but while there has been no spike in the mortality rate, more deaths were inevitable unless aid reaches victims soon, aid officials said. The focus of the relief effort was...

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. Up to 8 inches of snow fell in some high-altitude areas and up to 1.2 inches (32 mm) of rain drenched some lower areas, the Meteorological Department said. "Flights are off for today," said a spokesman for the U.N. World Food Programme in Muzaffarabad, the capital of...

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. His two sons were entombed six weeks ago in the ruins of his family's stone hut, high on the slopes of the Himalayas, when the earthquake struck. But his family's tragedy is still unfolding. "I need a tent and one for my cattle," Gulaam said as he trudged, shoulders hunched and eyes dimmed, with his two nephews, three goats...

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...