Tuesday, October 11, 2005

pakistani earthquake prologue

The help is starting to arrive but the devastation in Pakistan is so great that one wonders if enough help will arrive. The magnitude of the disaster is overwhelming. So far, international donors have announced tens of millions of dollars in aid. But, again echoing the tsunami relief effort, aid agencies were quick to draw attention to the shortfall which almost always occurs between pledges made by governments in the immediate aftermath of a disaster and the total money that eventually arrives.
Three days after the magnitude-7.6 temblor struck the Himalayan region, thousands of people in outlying communities waited for help and complained they had run out of food and water. Some organized their own expeditions for supplies. Get the real story.

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