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U.S. Response to South Asia Earthquake


November 3, 2005

The United States remains the principal international provider of airlift capabilities to assist earthquake victims. We will continue to supplement the capabilities we are making available. [more on the earthquake] State Department, DoD, USAID, U.S. Embassies and Consulates, and AP/WW photos.  

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Pakistani workers help off load humanitarian supplies off a CH-47D Chinook helicopter on October 31, 2005. U.S. Air Force photo.
Pakistani workers help off load humanitarian supplies off a CH-47 Chinook helicopter. 
Peggy O Ban from USAID, meets a baby in the village of Bagru, Pakistan, during a visit on October 31st. State Dept. photo.
Peggy O'Ban from USAID, meets a baby in the village of Bagru, Pakistan.
U.S. Navy Seabee Senior Chief Ed Thomas talks with a Pakistani officer about the clean-up effort at a Muzaffarabad University on October 31, 2005. U.S. Air Force photo.
U.S. Navy Seabee Senior Chief Ed Thomas talks with a Pakistani officer about the clean-up effort at a Muzaffarabad University.
Villagers from Pangkot, a tiny mountaintop hamlet, arrive by U.S. helicopter at an airbase in Muzaffarabad, where they will receive needed medical attention. State Dept. photo.
Villagers from Pangkot, a tiny mountaintop hamlet, arrive by U.S. helicopter at an airbase in Muzaffarabad, where they will receive needed medical attention.
USS Pearl Harbor crew leads group of Pakistani earthquake relief volunteers on tour of ship, Karachi, Pakistan, Oct. 24, 2005. US Consulate Karachi photo.
USS Pearl Harbor crew leads group of Pakistani earthquake relief volunteers on tour of ship, Karachi, Pakistan.
Lt. Cmdr. Jeffrey Kilian discusses his unit's capabilities with Ambassador Crocker during a visit to Muzfarrabad, Pakistan. U.S. Navy photo by Eric S. Powell.
Lt. Cmdr. Jeffrey Kilian discusses his unit's capabilities with Ambassador Crocker during a visit to Muzfarrabad, Pakistan.
A crowd of Pakistanis watches on as a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook unloads humanitarian supplies near Panjkot, Pakistan. Photo by Tech Sgt. Mike Buytas.
A crowd of Pakistanis watches on as a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook unloads humanitarian supplies near Panjkot, Pakistan.
Earthquake victimes unload disaster relief supplies from a  U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter in Nashrea, Pakistan. Photo by Tech Sgt. Mike Buytas.
Earthquake victimes unload disaster relief supplies from a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter in Nashrea, Pakistan.
Cpt. Kristen Hyer, from Huntsville, Utah, a nurse with the U.S. 212th MASH unit, treats Dali Jaeem, 60, an earthquake survivor, at the hospital in Muzaffarbad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Oct. 26,2005. AP/Wide World Photo.
Cpt. Kristen Hyer, from Huntsville, Utah, a nurse with the U.S. 212th MASH unit, treats Dali Jaeem, 60, an earthquake survivor, at the hospital in Muzaffarbad, Pakistan.
Men carry U.S.-donated wheat to boats as they form a 12-strong flotilla to carry blankets, tents, wheat, cooking oil and tarpaulins to several villages, in the Kaladaka valley, along the Indus River in northern Pakistan, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005. AP/Wide World Photo.
Men carry U.S.-donated wheat to boats as they form a 12-strong flotilla to carry blankets, tents, wheat, cooking oil and tarpaulins to several villages, in the Kaladaka valley, along the Indus River in northern Pakistan.
U.S. Army medics check an injured Kashmiri survivor at the US Army field hospital in the devastated city of Muzaffarabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005.  AP/Wide World Photo.
U.S. Army medics check an injured Kashmiri survivor at the US Army field hospital in the devastated city of Muzaffarabad, Pakistan.
U.S. Army SPC Leah Schumacher tries to speak with a Kashmiri girl while waiting for a helicopter to Islamabad, for their water purification equipment, in the devastated city of Muzaffarabad, Pakistan. AP/Wide World photo.
U.S. Army SPC Leah Schumacher tries to speak with a Kashmiri girl while waiting for a helicopter to Islamabad, for their water purification equipment, in the devastated city of Muzaffarabad, Pakistan.
Crew of the U.S. Navy's Pearl Harbor, diverted from normal duty to assist with emergency earthquake relief, unload reinforced dump trucks and other urgently needed machinery while anchored at Karachi, Pakistan on October 18. State Department photo
Crew of the U.S. Navy's Pearl Harbor, diverted from normal duty to assist with emergency earthquake relief.
(Left-to-right) USS Pearl Harbor Commander Jonathan Harnden and Karachi Consul General Mary H. Witt along with U.S. Embassy Islamabad Naval Liaison Captain Stephen Cobbe (far right) discuss transporation of the equipment to the most badly damaged earthquake areas with Pakistan Navy's Captain Asif Khalid and Lt. Commander Irshad Siddiqi as the machinery is offloaded. State Department photo
Discussion of transporation of the equipment to the most badly damaged earthquake areas.
An earthmoving backhoe stands with a heavy reinforced dump truck and other machinery donated by the United States to assist in Pakistan's earthquake relief effort. State Department photo
An earthmoving backhoe stands with a heavy reinforced dump truck and other machinery donated by the United States.
blankets and food provided by USAID and the American people reach villages devestated by the Oct. 2005 earthquake. USAID photo.
Blankets and food provided by USAID and the American people reach villages devastated by the earthquake.
Trucks loaded with relief supplies move out from remote locations. USAID photo.
Trucks loaded with relief supplies move out from remote locations.
U.S. soldiers help a Pakistani man carrying his son evacuate from Muzaffarabad to Islamabad for medical treatment. AP/WWP photo
U.S. soldiers help a Pakistani man carrying his son evacuate.
Aid supplies are distributed while victims from earthquake-afflicted areas are carried onto U.S. Army Chinook helicopters along a river in Balakot, Pakistan. AP/WWP photo
Aid supplies are distributed while victims from earthquake-afflicted areas are carried onto U.S. Army Chinook helicopters.
A woman comforts an earthquake victim in a medical complex in the northern Pakistani town of Abbottabad. AP/WWP photo
A woman comforts an earthquake victim in a medical complex in the northern Pakistani town of Abbottabad.
Pakistani soldiers rush victims of the October 8 South Asian earthquake to a U.S. military hospital October 11 for transport to medical facilities. AP/WWP photo
Pakistani soldiers rush victims to a U.S. military hospital for transport to medical facilities.
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld signs a condolence book at the Pakistan Embassy in Washington. AP/WWP photo
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld signs a condolence book at the Pakistan Embassy in Washington.
U.S. marines and Pakistani soldiers carry relief supplies at a military base in Muzaffarabad. AP/WWP photo
U.S. marines and Pakistani soldiers carry relief supplies at a military base in Muzaffarabad.
A group of Pakistani men carry an injured earthquake victim through mountains from the remote village of Balakot, Pakistan, located near the epicenter of the earthquake. AP/WWP photo
A group of Pakistani men carry an injured earthquake victim through mountains from the remote village of Balakot, Pakistan, located near the epicenter of the earthquake.
An elderly Pakistani man carries a young boy after being evacuated by a U.S. military helicopter to Chaklala airbase in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. AP/WWP photo
An elderly Pakistani man carries a young boy after being evacuated by a U.S. military helicopter to Chaklala airbase in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
Relief workers unload supplies donated by the United States from a C-17 U.S. military aircraft at Islamabad airport. AP/WWP photo
Relief workers unload supplies donated by the United States from a C-17 U.S. military aircraft at Islamabad airport.
German soldiers from Afghanistan’s International Security Assistance Force unload relief supplies at an army base in Muzaffarabad. AP/WWP photo
German soldiers from Afghanistan’s International Security Assistance Force unload relief supplies at an army base in Muzaffarabad.
The U.S. aviation task force includes fixed wing aircraft as well as helicopters. U.S. Embassy Islamabad photo
The U.S. aviation task force includes fixed wing aircraft as well as helicopters.

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