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12 Oct 2005 description

How your donation is being spent - JDC Q&A

On Saturday morning, October 8th, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck northern Pakistan, approximately 60 miles northeast of Islamabad. The most severely affected areas are the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) of Pakistan, northern Punjab, Pakistani Kashmir in Pakistan, and Indian Kashmir in India. Afghanistan also sustained damage and loss of life.

Reports indicate that over 30,000 were killed, many of whom were children. This death toll is expected to rise as roads are cleared and demolished villages become accessible.

26 Mar 2002 description

American Jewish World Service is raising funds for the victims of the series of earthquakes that devastated the Nahrin district of Afghanistan. AJWS has been working on the ground in Afghanistan for two years and will be responding directly to the victims' immediate needs of food as asistance, temporary shelter, and other non-food items.