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Oxfam: 1.8 Million Earthquake Victims at Risk as Winter Nears

HeadlineOct 05, 2006

In Pakistan, the international aid agency Oxfam is warning nearly two million displaced people are at risk nearly one year after the massive earthquake that destroyed their homes.

  • Oxfam’s Farhana Faruqi Stocker: “We in Oxfam International, we estimate that approximately 1.8 million people will be living in makeshift transitional shelters over the winter months.”

Oxfam says a recent survey of more than a dozen earthquake-hit villages found nearly all lacked adequate protection against the region’s upcoming winter.

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