Friday, November 25, 2005

The Pakistan Earthquake and the Frigid Himalayan Winter

"The head of the U.N. refugee agency said Thursday he was concerned about the fate of more than 40,000 highland quake survivors expected to flee their mountain villages as the frigid Himalayan winter arrives.

U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres urged local officials and the international aid community to urgently prepare for the arrival of thousands of people fleeing harsh conditions and said the world must ensure that villagers who choose to remain in the ruins of their homes get the help they need to survive the next few months.

"We are doing our best to ensure that everybody, even in the most remote locations, gets enough support to face the winter and to get through the winter without tragedy," he said."

Associated Press "U.N. Pleads for Pakistan Relief Aid 40,000 Quake Survivors May Flee Mountains as Winter Arrives" November 25, 2005.


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