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United States Congress House Committee on International Relations Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific

Works: 142 works in 468 publications in 1 language and 44,180 library holdings
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Classifications: KF27, 348.01
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The South Asia earthquake : impact and humanitarian response : hearing before the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, first session, October 20, 2005 by United States( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The subject of our hearing this afternoon is the United States and international response to the catastrophic earthquake that devastated much of Pakistan and parts of India on October 8th. ... As our witnesses will describe in more detail, aftershocks continue to traumatize the beleaguered populace in the affected Himalayan areas of India and Pakistan. Meanwhile, courageous efforts to provide humanitarian assistance have been hampered by the daunting terrain and the onset of the Himalayan winter, as well as the damage wrought to transportation and related infrastructure. To date, India has recorded approximately 1,400 fatalities, and the Government of Pakistan has confirmed approximately 50,000 deaths, while local officials suggest that the final figures may be substantially higher. Tens of thousands of people were injured in the quake zone, the vast majority of them in Pakistan-controlled areas of Kashmir"--Page 1
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