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Monday, March 03, 2008
  Paki Quake Perceptions
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The relief effort following the Pakistan earthquake in 2005 - which saw the unlikely spectacle of U.S. forces distributing aid alongside Islamic militant groups - has been touted as the most effective response ever to a natural disaster on this scale.

The complex operation is examined in a new report the Boston-based Feinstein International Center, which asks what impact the war on terror had on aid operations.

The quake killed approximately 75,000 people, injured 70,000 more and left an estimated 3.5 million homeless in the north of Pakistan, a key U.S. ally in its "war on terror". [link]

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