February 3, 2006
Discusses Conditions of Reporting from Pakistan
Dan Rivers of Independent Television News, whose vivid report
on the plight of earthquake survivors in the mountains of the
Himalayas elicited a flood of viewer response, talks about his
reporting trip, the response in Britain and the United States,
and the ethical guidelines for reporters working in disaster zones.
January 19, 2006
Winter Tests Thousands in Pakistan
For months international aid organizations have warned
that the harsh Himalayan winter would poses a deadly threat to
hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis who survived last year's earthquake.
Now, with heavy snow falling, the fight to help those people has
largely ground to a halt. Dan Rivers of Independent Television
News struggled for four days to reach one remote Pakistani village
struggling in the wintry weather.
January 3, 2006
Three Months After
the Quake, Winter Threatens Pakistan Region
Heavy snows have begun to fall in the region of Pakistan
still struggling to recover from the devastating earthquake that
killed some 78,000 in October, threatening the shaky existence
of those who survived the temblor.
Fred de Sam Lazaro traveled to the region to see what is being done to help those
struggling to survive and then Refugees International's Chairman Farooq Kathwari
and President Kenneth Bacon discuss their visit to the area.
Nations Refugees Head Discusses Plight of Quake Victims
winter weather sweeping over Pakistan's earthquake zone, over 1,000 people a day
are seeking hospital treatment for pneumonia and other ailments, officials said
Wednesday. There also were reports of deaths among the 3.5 million people left
homeless by the Oct. 8 disaster. António Guterres, U.N. high commissioner for
refugees, updates the situation.
November 8, 2005
India Open Border in Kashmir to Aid Relief Efforts
India and Pakistan,
both of whom claim control over parts of the disputed region, agreed to open the
contentious border to aid relief efforts. Jonathan Miller of Independent Television
News reports on the chaotic and historic scene that unfolded.
Weather Hampers Relief Efforts in Pakistan
month after a massive earthquake devastated remote parts of Pakistan, relief agencies
and government officials continue to struggle to reach those in need. Jonathan
Miller of Independent Television News provides an update from Pakistan on the
desperate effort to reach those affected before brutal winter weather sets in.
Warns International Relief Efforts Running Low on Funds
The United Nations said Tuesday that it had received less than a quarter of the
$550 million sought for quake victims in Pakistan and that efforts to save tens
of thousands of victims could be undercut without additional support. International
aid agencies are racing to reach 200,000 people in mountainous parts of the disputed
Kashmir province where an Oct. 8 earthquake killed more than 73,000 people and
U.N. Undersecretary General Jan Egeland, who is charged
with running the international body's relief efforts in Pakistan, updates the
October 28, 2005
Appeals for Money to Help Earthquake Survivors
officials said Friday that money will run out before aid can reach survivors of
the Oct. 8 earthquake in Pakistani Kashmir unless the international community
provides more assistance.
October 20, 2005
Officials Urge International Participation in Relief Efforts
Pakistani officials appealed for speedy international aid for their residents
as the death toll reached nearly 50,000. Afshan Khan, deputy director of emergency
operations at UNICEF, and Michael Hess, assistant administrator at the U.S. Agency
for International Development, discuss the relief effort.
Agencies Struggle to Reach Earthquake Survivors
and U.S. military helicopters delivered aid to the Kashmir region Tuesday, the
U.N. world food program warned that hundreds of thousands of people were still
stranded in remote areas. Iqbal Noor Ali of the Aga Khan Foundation USA and Nicolas
de Torrente of Doctors Without Borders discuss the relief effort.
U.N. Ambassador Defends Government Efforts
Ambassador to the United Nations Munir Akram says the government is doing its
best to provide help to victims of the earthquake but lacks the capabilities to
reach remote areas in the mountains.
Survivors Desperate for Shelter, Medical Care
death toll climbs toward 40,000 following Pakistan's earthquake, many survivors
in need of medical attention and food continue waiting for aid in rural villages
of Pakistan and India. Independent Television News provides three reports.
Hampers Recovery Efforts in Pakistan
The search for
victims continued at a grueling pace Tuesday as heavy rains fell over the region.
Many victims are trapped in mountain villages, entire towns are destroyed and
over 35,000 are feared dead, officials said. Independent Television News provides
three reports on the rescue efforts.
Victims Include Many Schoolchildren
Days after a 7.6
magnitude earthquake devastated parts of South Asia, governments there continued
to struggle to provide rescue and relief to their stricken citizens. Many of the
victims were schoolchildren who had just been seated at their desks when the quake
hit. Independent Television News reports on the devastation.
Pakistan and India Struggle to Provide Relief to Quake Victims
Earthquake Devastates Pakistan-India Border
Geological Survey said the earthquake was centered about 60 miles northeast of
Islamabad in the forested mountains of Kashmir, the disputed Himalayan territory
divided between India and Pakistan.