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2006-01-15 04:15:25

By Abu Arqam Naqash MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Rain and snow grounded relief flights and triggered several landslides in Pakistan's earthquake zone on Sunday, cutting off some remote villages and towns, officials said.

2006-01-04 09:33:56

By Robert Birsel LARI, Pakistan (Reuters) - Helicopters flew again in Pakistan's earthquake zone on Wednesday, allowing aid agencies to reach survivors for the first time since snow blanketed highland villages and rain set off fresh landslides at the weekend.

2006-01-04 03:37:27

By Robert Birsel MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Relief helicopters were flying again in Pakistan's earthquake zone on Wednesday after snow and rain grounded them for days, but forecasters warned more frigid weather would add to the misery of survivors.

2006-01-03 09:45:00

Relief flights were grounded for a third straight day in northern Pakistan's earthquake zone on Tuesday and aid workers scrambled to help cold, wet survivors after two days of heavy snow and rain.

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.

Word of the Day
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.