earthquake relief26 Oct 2005
As Guardian reports, the worst is far from over for the victims of the southwest asia earthquake:
In Geneva, the head of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said millions of lives were at risk, an apparent reference to the 3.3 million people left homeless by the disaster.
``We need more resources to save 2 million to 3 million lives and we need much more resources in the next few days,’’ Jan Egeland said hours before the donor meeting. The U.N. is now asking for USS$549.6 million, up from the US$312 million it initially called for.
Temperatures are already dipping below freezing in some areas of Pakistan’s mountainous north, and the weather is expected to worsen in coming weeks, cutting off remote valleys where some 800,000 people are believed to lack any shelter whatsoever.
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