United Nations helicopters resumed vital relief flights to quake-hit parts of Pakistan on Wednesday after being suspended for three days by heavy rain and snow, officials said. Up to 18 helicopters will be flying extra sorties to make up for lost time and get supplies to cold and hungry survivors of the October 8 disaster.
Earthquake survivors in Pakistan said on Thursday they fear for their future as a bitter winter intensifies and their life in makeshift tent camps becomes more miserable with each passing day. Almost eight weeks after the devastating October 8 disaster, which killed more than 73 000 people, the fate of the 3,5-million others who were left homeless is far from secure.
United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan appealed on Thursday to donors to give generously for victims of the October 8 earthquake, as Kashmiri civilians were poised to cross the disputed territory's frontier. "What happened here ... was something that the world could not have imagined," Annan said after arriving in Pakistan.
Aid finally started reaching some of Pakistan's thousands of cold and hungry earthquake survivors on Monday as helicopters, trucks and donkeys raced to reach Himalayan villages cut off for nine days. The leader of Pakistani Kashmir put the toll from South Asia's disaster at more than 54 000.
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