Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Earthquake Aid

Oct. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Pakistan needs more help for relief and recovery after the biggest earthquake in a century in the north, Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said. Bad weather is hampering aid efforts in the mountainous region struck by the quake.


The official death toll from the 7.6 magnitude earthquake on Oct. 8 is 23,000 and 50,000 injured, Aziz said. That's expected to rise as the army and relief workers reach remote villages and more bodies are pulled from the rubble of flattened cities like Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, and Balakot, the main centers closest to the earthquake.

If you'd like to help out, feministing has a list of resources.


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