Aid Issues.

From BBC:

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has warned of a second wave of deaths from the Pakistan earthquake unless much more aid is immediately provided. Mr Annan called for the global relief effort to be stepped up to help three million people made homeless. He said donors had so far pledged only a fraction of the $312m (£177m) aid requested by the UN. Jan Egeland, the UN’s emergency relief coordinator, also criticised the world for not doing enough to help Pakistan. While 92 countries had helped nations hit by last year’s Indian Ocean tsunami, only some 15 to 20 countries had responded to the latest disaster, the Reuters news agency quoted Mr Egeland as saying.

3 Comments so far

  1. mohummed (unregistered) on October 20th, 2005 @ 1:40 pm

    The yesteryear’s tsunami affected many countries but this earthquake has affected only Pakistan & just a little of India. In my opinion , there has been a commendable relief aid from other countries.
    We have already seen so many military aircrafts 7 choppers landing at Chaklala runway. Its not so easy to maintain those daily flights & so many sorties needs quick replacment of parts , so their relief work is also hampered by that.


  2. mohummed (unregistered) on October 20th, 2005 @ 1:41 pm

    The yesteryear’s tsunami affected many countries but this earthquake has affected only Pakistan & just a little of India. In my opinion , there has been a commendable relief aid from other countries.
    We have already seen so many military aircrafts 7 choppers landing at Chaklala runway. Its not so easy to maintain those daily flights & so many sorties needs quick replacment of parts , so their relief work is also hampered by that.


  3. Pakistan Need Help (unregistered) on October 30th, 2005 @ 5:29 am

    On 8th October at 8:52am (PST)the earthquake with the magnitude of 7.6 caused widespread destruction in northern Pakistan, as well as damage in Afghanistan and northern India. The worst hit areas were Pakistan-administered Kashmir, Pakistan’s North-West Frontier Province (NWFP).

    It was the worst ever earthquake in the history of this continent resulting more than 80,000 deaths, 100,000 injured and arround 3.5 Million people bec ame Homeless.

    People who become HOMELESS need shelter, they cannot resist the cold weather conditions under the open sky.

    Its time to help them by donating tents. Donating one tent means that we saved one family. One can hardly imagine how hard it would be to live in the ZERO degrees temperature without having a proper shelter.

    Help us and be a part of this good causeÖ

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