Archive for February, 2006
The Irfan Kathwari Foundation, a charitable group, is sponsoring a fund-raising event in New York next month to help the victims on the October earthquake in Kashmir.
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The approaching monsoon season poses new dangers of flooding for Hattian Bala village, officials said on Thursday.
The huge pile of earth and boul ders has blocked two streams, forming dams that could collapse in a rainy season. The government has determined that the dam collapse would inundate Hattian Bala and destroy a nearby bridge, Lt Col Zulfiqar Ali Janjua, an army engineer, said.
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Ryan C Crocker, the United States ambassador to Pakistan, said on Wednesday that the US would spend $200 million over the next few years to supplement government’s efforts to revive educational and health facilities in quake-hit areas.
He was talking to the media at a ceremony for hand over of US medical equipment to the government.
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Ben Kingsley will be featured in a documentary about the devastation caused by last year’s earthquake in Pakistan that flattened entire villages in the country’s portion of Kashmir and surrounding areas.
The documentary by director Chip Duncan is being made in partnership with Relief International, a Los Angeles-based aid organization. Pakistan’s government also supported the project.
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Conjoined female twins born to a 9 October earthquake survivor from Pakistan-administered Kashmir, died on Sunday, doctors say.
The twins were joined from chest to abdomen at the rib cage and shared a heart and liver.
Their mother, Shazia, gave birth to triplets on Saturday. A boy, born with the twins, is reported to be well.
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Poster in Balakot: How to stop lung diseases
Source: Karachi Photo Blog
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Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries
Last year, Concern Worldwide commissioned award-winning Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam to travel to Pakistan to visually capture the struggle faced by local people after the disaster. His pictures depict the sheer enormity of the catastrophe, and the amazing dignity and determination of people as they try to regain some semblance of normality.
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Landslides present a substantial threat to survivors of last October’s catastrophic earthquake in Pakistan and urgent action is needed ahead of summer rains to prevent large-scale loss of life, experts say.
Professor David Petley of the International Landslide Center at Britain’s University of Durham and Dr Mark Bulmer of the Landslide Observatory at the University of Maryland in the United States visited the quake zone in northern Pakistan in January.
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