Tuesday, October 11, 2005

UK doubles earthquake relief effort

The British government announced today that it had doubled its commitment to the south Asia earthquake relief effort to £2m.

The move came as thousands of British families continued to seek news about relatives in the disaster zone.

Some British families with relatives in the worst-hit areas in northern Pakistan and Kashmir - where tens of thousands have died - fear they may have lost dozens of relatives.

Read the Full Story at Guardian
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Anonymous Anonymous said :

considering the very large pakistani population that has settled in the UK and contributed to the UK over the past 40 odd years... it was an insult, when the british government offered aid of 100,000 pounds, initially... although it is slowly increasing in dribs and drabs....

my thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost their loved ones...

October 11, 2005 9:00 am  
Anonymous Tia said :

I'm sorry that you feel that way, but it's not how much you give, but the spirit in which it is given! Even the smallest donation should be recieved as generously as it is given. With all of the recent disasters it amazes me that anyone has anything left other than prayers to give!
I also send my thoughts and prayers to everyone involved in this horrendous disaster.

October 12, 2005 7:36 am