One year on
On 8 October 2005, a massive earthquake devastated Kashmir, Pakistan and northern India, claiming at least 73,000 lives, and leaving more than 3 million people homeless.
One year after the disaster, the reconstruction effort has achieved a great deal but is far from over. More needs to be done, especially to protect 1.8 million people facing a second winter under inadequate shelter.
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: Earthquake survivors at risk as Himalayan winter starts early – At least 1.8 million people still in temporary shelter as snow falls
South Asia earthquake six months on: Aid effort saved lives but quake survivors need continuing supportApril 10, 2006
Six months after last year’s earthquake, many of the two million people left homeless by Pakistan’s biggest natural disaster face a critical time, said Oxfam International on Friday.
Developing nations Pakistan, India and Egypt have all pledged money to a global emergency fund, however, New Zealand as well as other richer donor countries Germany and Japan, have not yet given a single cent, said Oxfam today. The fund was launched today by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in New York.