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Help the Children of Pakistan!

Sunday, October 23, 2005 Posted: 11:43 PM JST

Last night I returned from Pakistan. I had planned to post occasional reports, but was totally unable to do so. The devastation in the disaster area was unimaginable. In my ten years of covering natural disasters, never before did I see such total destruction. The people are truly destitute.

One day I saw this little girl in a wine red dress. The ice cold rain had just stopped falling. She came running out of a tent -one of the very few that were available- and went to a pile of thoroughly wet clothes. Thrown on the ground by volunteers from all over Pakistan. She grabbed one after the other looking for something warm. Then she stood up, that terrible look in her eyes, her tiny little fists clinched, and she gave up.

Help these kids, donate to the International Red Cross or other aid organizations!



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1 | At 07:00pm on Nov 29 2005, Michel Lammerse wrote:
Hallo Kjelt,

We kwamen elkaar tegen in het Nikon service centre in Osaka. Je vertelde ons daar dat je net terug was uit Pakistan ivm het verslag doen van de aardbeving en dat het er verschrikkelijk was. Deze foto zegt eigenlijk alles al. De verschrikkelijke situatie prachtig vastgelegd.

Groetjes,

Michel en Keiko
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