More than 20,000 people are thought to have died in a powerful earthquake in Pakistan, northern India and the disputed territory of Kashmir. Pakistan's president has appealed for international help, saying his country cannot deal with the devastating aftermath on its own.Reporters Log [BBC]
BBC South Asia Quake In Depth [BBC]
International Committee of the Red Cross - Family Links
Family News Network for persons affected by the natural disaster in Pakistan and India. As a result of a powerful earthquake on 8 October 2005, tens of thousands of people in Pakistan and India were killed and are missing or separated from their relatives. Families all over the world have lost contact and are without news of their loved ones in the region. In an effort to help restore family links, the ICRC, in cooperation with the tracing services of the National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, offers this service to all those seeking information about relatives who may have been affected by the earthquake.Canadian Red Cross - Donate Now.
From Foreign Affairs Canada:
Canadians currently in these regions should follow the advice of local authorities, avoid disaster areas, and contact the High Commission of Canada in New Delhi or the High Commission of Canada in Islamabad if they require assistance or the Emergency Operations Centre in Ottawa (613) 996-8885.Tags: asia, disaster relief, earthquake, pakistan, red cross
If you are inquiring about non-Canadian citizens in these areas, please contact the High Commission for the Republic of India or the High Commission for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Ottawa.