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PAKISTAN: Water and sanitation dire in quake-stricken north, 17/Oct/05
ISLAMABAD, 17 October (IRIN) - Dire water and sanitation conditions have left Pakistan’s quake-stricken north facing major outbreaks of disease. “There is still time to avert a major crisis but time is running out,” Bill Fellows, regional water and sanitation advisor for the UN... Full Report... Email Report

PAKISTAN: UNICEF concerned over potential exploitation of child quake survivors, 17/Oct/05
ISLAMABAD, 17 October (IRIN) - The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has expressed concern over reports children separated from families and loved ones in the aftermath of the Pakistan earthquake are being taken from health facilities by individuals or nongovernmental organisations... Full Report... Email Report

PAKISTAN: Cold temperatures claim new quake victims, 17/Oct/05
BAGH, 17 October (IRIN) - Masooda Begum’s three-year-old son Awaid died on Sunday night. On Monday, accompanied by her two older children, she wearily carried his body through the ruins of Bagh to bury him near her native village, 12 km away.... Full Report... Email Report

PAKISTAN: Shortage of tents causes suffering, 16/Oct/05
BALAKOT, 16 October (IRIN) - Seven days after the quake, people in Balakot, one of the Pakistan towns most severely hit by the disaster, are finally receiving food, water and some medical care.... Full Report... Email Report

PAKISTAN: Only half of survivors in dire need receive food aid, 16/Oct/05
MUZAFFARABAD, 16 October (IRIN) - More than a week after the earthquake that devastated northern Pakistan, only half the survivors in dire need of food supplies have been reached, relief officials said.... Full Report... Email Report

PAKISTAN: Health concerns in outlying villages - WHO, 16/Oct/05
MUZAFFARABAD, 16 October (IRIN) - Aid agencies have reiterated their concerns about injured earthquake survivors yet to be accessed in outlying areas of devastated northern Pakistan.... Full Report... Email Report

PAKISTAN: UN relief chief concerned about colossal ‘disaster within disaster’, 15/Oct/05
ISLAMABAD, 15 October (IRIN) - UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland has called for better coordination of relief efforts to save lives in earthquake-hit areas of Pakistan and warned the disaster will require years of reconstruction work. ... Full Report... Email Report

PAKISTAN: Health risks grow in emergency camp, 15/Oct/05
MUZAFFARABAD, 15 October (IRIN) - Poor sanitation is posing a growing health risk to earthquake survivors sheltering in an improvised camp at a university stadium in Muzaffarabad, capital of the Pakistan-administered Kashmir.... Full Report... Email Report

PAKISTAN: Supplies for relief run short in major cities, 14/Oct/05
ABBOTTABAD, 14 October (IRIN) - Acute shortages of tents, bedding, matches, biscuits and many drugs continue to hamper relief efforts in earthquake-affected cities and towns in Pakistan, according to aid workers. ... Full Report... Email Report

PAKISTAN: WHO believes earthquake disaster worse than December’s tsunami, 14/Oct/05
ISLAMABAD, 14 October (IRIN) - Leading international agencies believe the devastation caused by the earthquake that struck Pakistan last Saturday is still being underestimated.... Full Report... Email Report

PAKISTAN: Skies over Shangla still silent, 14/Oct/05
SHANGLA , 14 October (IRIN) - For five days, Faraz Hussain, his wife and their three children have looked to the sky for the helicopters to bring them aid. They had heard on their crackly pocket radio that large-scale relief efforts were on their way to their district of Shangla... Full Report... Email Report

PAKISTAN: Race against time to save lives, 13/Oct/05
BISHAM, 13 October (IRIN) - The first vehicles carrying tents and the first convoys of rescue workers including Pakistani troops, who arrived in the devastated town of Bisham late on Wednesday, were met with a mixture of anger and relief.... Full Report... Email Report

PAKISTAN: UN Relief Coordinator calls for more helicopters, 13/Oct/05
MUZAFFARABAD, 13 October (IRIN) - The UN's Emergency Relief Coordinator, Jan Egeland, toured the devastated city of Muzaffarabad on Thursday - close to the epicentre of Saturday's massive regional earthquake - to see for himself the extent of the disaster that has killed at least... Full Report... Email Report

PAKISTAN: Battling against the weather to keep earthquake survivors alive, 12/Oct/05
ABBOTTABAD, 12 October (IRIN) - Heavy rain, which has been falling since Tuesday, is hampering relief efforts in areas of northern Pakistan devastated by Saturday's regional earthquake.... Full Report... Email Report

PAKISTAN: Trying to stay alive in post-quake rubble, 12/Oct/05
BATTAGRAM, 12 October (IRIN) - Four days after the quake that destroyed their lives, Raheema Bibi, 25, sits on a pile of rubble in the wrecked town of Battagram, some 200 km north of the Pakistani capital, Islamabad. Close to her, she holds her infant daughter, Maryam, and... Full Report... Email Report

PAKISTAN: Relief effort hampered by logistics as weather improves, 12/Oct/05
MUZAFFARABAD, 12 October (IRIN) - Four days after the earthquake that hit northern Pakistan and India, killing at least 40,000 people, relief supplies have started to reach more isolated quake-hit areas after bad weather cleared. But many challenges lie ahead in meeting the immediate... Full Report... Email Report

PAKISTAN: Dire need for shelter as earthquake survivors endure fifth night, 12/Oct/05
ISLAMABAD, 12 October (IRIN) - Communities made homeless by Saturday's powerful regional earthquake urgently need shelter and warm clothes as cold winter weather saps the energy of hundreds of thousands forced to camp in the open throughout northern Pakistan. The earthquake, that... Full Report... Email Report

PAKISTAN: World boosts quake response, 12/Oct/05
ISLAMABAD, 12 October (IRIN) - As the scale of the devastation caused by Saturday’s South Asian earthquake becomes clearer, many countries and international bodies are increasing their support to help millions of survivors in the region.... Full Report... Email Report

PAKISTAN: Thousands of earthquake children require urgent medical care - UNICEF, 12/Oct/05
ISLAMABAD, 12 October (IRIN) - More than 300 children injured in Saturday's devastating regional earthquake have been airlifted to the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, over the last four days. Most of children have head injuries, broken limbs or are severely traumatised by their... Full Report... Email Report

PAKISTAN: Three days after earthquake, health risks grow, 11/Oct/05
ISLAMABAD, 11 October (IRIN) - Three days after the devastating earthquake that hit mountainous parts of northern Pakistan and India, fears are growing that deteriorating sanitary conditions in the affected areas could provide a breeding for epidemics, officials said on Tuesday. ... Full Report... Email Report


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