Consecutive Disasters Under Reported by Media Mean Less Dollars Donated for Relief
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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.
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.
Earthquake is South Asia
AJWS joins the nation in mourning the tragic deaths and devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, and in offering our sympathies to those who face the long and difficult task of rebuilding.
In response to a food crisis in Niger and a call by the Jewish community to assist, American Jewish World Service is working to identify local grassroots organizations that can help feed people facing starvation, and to ensure that those most vulnerable to life-threatening conditions will have access to medical care.
Through small localized grants, AJWS will complement the work of larger international organizations already providing large-scale food aid by improving the ability of local groups to ensure that their communities will be served by the national relief effort.
Almost one million people have been displaced from their homes, causing profound disruption and suffering to families and communities. This is an underreported and misunderstood humanitarian crisis of deep proportions.
NEW YORK, May 23, 2005 - It was one year ago that American Jewish World Service (AJWS) launched a Sudan humanitarian aid and advocacy campaign within the Jewish community and spearheaded the interfaith Save Darfur Coalition. Since that time there has been a grassroots swelling of activity in synagogues, college campuses, and communities across America.
(New York, NY...March 29, 2005) Hundreds of thousands of people in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and India were re-traumatized last night when an 8.7 earthquake hit the shores of a remote Indonesian island. The quake struck near Nias Island off Sumatra and devastated the main town, Gunungsitoli, causing fear throughout the region about a potential tsunami.
American Jewish World Service sprung into action, contacting its project partners and volunteers in the region to activate support.
(New York, NY...March 11, 2005) On Friday, March 4, 2005, Jerry Lewis, the chair of the Appropriations Committee in the United States House of Representatives, announced that he had eliminated $150 million in emergency humanitarian aid for Darfur from President Bush's request for supplemental appropriations in 2005.
When the monstrous 9.0 magnitude earthquake generated December's tsunami, blazing a deadly trail across the Indian Ocean, all eyes, ears and hearts were focused on Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, India and Thailand.
AJWS is providing humanitarian aid to the people affected by the tsunami caused by one of the worst natural disasters in history.
More than 150,000 people are now known to have died, and millions of people have been left homeless in Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Burma, and Maldives.