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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.

11 Oct 2005 description

NEW YORK, October 11, 2005 -- American Jewish World Service (AJWS), a non-sectarian international development and relief organization, is responding to the devastating earthquake that struck Pakistan and impacted northern India and Afghanistan on October 8.