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19 Dec 2005 description
report IRIN

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19 Dec 2005 description
report Merlin

Six-year-old Ajtiaq had the miserable appearance of a child with measles - swollen red eyes, runny nose and reddish-brown spots dotting his tired face. His dusty clothes bore witness to his five hour trek from his village of Bandi Saeeda in the mountains of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, led by his 13-year-old brother. Their mother and sister had both been killed by the October the 8th earthquake and their father had gone to Muzaffarabad in search of food for the family, leaving the older brother in charge of his siblings.

19 Dec 2005 description

BALAKOT, PAKISTAN - December 19, 2005 Shafta Gul, 20, was standing on the verandah of the local primary school where she worked in Balakot when the earthquake struck. In panic, she ran out in to the yard, escaping with minor injuries before the school collapsed, burying many of her students. It was later the same day that she learned that her mother, brother, and six members from her extended family also perished in the earthquake.

19 Dec 2005 description
report Terre des hommes

Terre des hommes direct aid from started 10 days after the earthquake, on 17th October, for a one year period. Tdh intervened first in the Balakot valley, one of the most severely affected areas: some villages have disappeared through landslips. Children have been particularly affected and therefore are in need, with their families, of psycho-social support in order to return to a "normal life".

In December 12th, 7 Tdh Psycho social centres were operational with a capacity of 160 children each.

19 Dec 2005 description

Onset of Harsh Winter Heightens Call for Additional Funds to Assist Humanitarian Efforts for Millions of Homeless Earthquake Victims

Washington, December 19 - Non-governmental organizations have heightened the call for additional funds to help an estimated three million earthquake victims in Pakistan through a harsh Himalayan winter.

18 Dec 2005 description
report Xinhua

ISLAMABAD, Dec 18, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Pakistan's Federal Relief Commissioner Maj General Farooq Ahmad said on Sunday that the earthquake survivors need 2 million more blankets to cope with harsh winter.

In a meeting with a 20-member delegation of the United Nations Foundation headed by Ted Turner, founder and chairman of the UN Foundation, Farooq said that efforts were underway for winterized tents to survivors and arrangement of housing for the people living at mountains below 5000-feet altitude before harsh weather conditions worsen.

18 Dec 2005 description
report Times Foundation

(Kollam, Kerala; Dec 18) A spiritual group in India's Kerala state Sunday said it was ready to extend monetary and material relief to Pakistani victims of the Oct 8 quake that killed tens of thousands .

18 Dec 2005 description

ISLAMABAD, Dec 18: Chief Relief Commissioner Major General Farooq Ahmad Khan has called for early materialization of $6.2 billion aid pledged at the international donors conference. The response of the international community towards the devastating earthquake is praiseworthy, but the pledged amount should be materialized in an early time-frame, he said while talking to a 20-member delegation of the UN Foundation led by Tedd Turner, founder of CNN and chairman UN Foundation, which called on him here on Sunday.

17 Dec 2005 description

Disability: The commitment is there, but much remains to be done

17 Dec 2005 description


AAI's STRATEGIC PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
AAI's charter is to provide humanitarian relief in some of the most remote and isolated regions of the world.

17 Dec 2005 description

SOS Emergency Relief Centre, Rawalpindi

There has been some delay in our "Search and Rescue" operation as we were sorting out formalities with the various agencies involved. We now have all the clearances necessary and have resumed the operation.

To date, we have admitted 78 children and, of these, 31 have been moved to Lahore where they are housed in the National Training Centre.

16 Dec 2005 description

This week 's report covers the following sectors:Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan (2) Occupied Palestinian Territories (3) Pakistan

(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo, DR (3) Ethiopia (4) Kenya (5) Rwanda (6) Somalia (7) Sudan (8) Tanzania (9) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Cote d'Ivoire (2) Guinea (3) Liberia (4) Niger

(E) Southern …

16 Dec 2005 description

TUNJLC PAKISTAN EARTHQUAKE
CUSTOMS PROCEDURES

16 Dec 2005 description

SOUTH ASIA EARTHQUAKE RELIEF FUND MAKES FIRST GRANT

The South Asia Earthquake Relief Fund, the effort headed up by five U.S. CEOs with donations from corporate and private donors, made its first grant for $200,000 to the International Rescue Committee (IRC) for emergency relief.

16 Dec 2005 description

United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Pakistan, Jan Vandemoortele Thursday welcomed the financial contribution made by Norway in support of relief efforts to assist the 3.5 million survivors of the October earthquake.
Vandemoortele said, "We are very grateful for the contribution of 58 million dollar that Norway made to the UN for its humanitarian efforts in the wake of the devastating earthquake."

16 Dec 2005 description

Pakistani soldiers have built 64,000 shelters using Corrugated Iron sheets for survivors of the devastating earthquake in NWFP and Azad Kashmir, says ISPR.