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U.S. Relief Efforts in Pakistan


December 25, 2005

The United States responded immediately and generously to Pakistanís call for assistance following the tragic and devastating earthquake of October 8. Our response has been consistent with our humanitarian values and our deep commitment to Pakistan.  [more on the earthquake] State Department, DoD, USAID, U.S. Embassies and Consulates, and AP/WW photos.

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A U.S. soldier gives out candy to children in Muzaffarabad, Pakistan over the Christmas weekend. Department of Defense photo.
A U.S. soldier gives out candy to children in Muzaffarabad, Pakistan over the Christmas weekend.

Christmas Day Relief Efforts - U.S. Chinook helicopters flew thoughout the Christmas day, delivering more than 90 tons of flour and other relief supplies to earthquake stricken areas. Department of Defense photo.
Christmas Day Relief Efforts - U.S. Chinook helicopters flew thoughout the Christmas day, delivering more than 90 tons of flour and other relief supplies to earthquake stricken areas.

Christmas Day Relief Efforts - U.S. Chinook helicopters flew thoughout the Christmas day, delivering more than 90 tons of flour and other relief supplies to earthquake stricken areas. Department of Defense photo.
Christmas Day Relief Efforts - U.S. Chinook helicopters flew thoughout the Christmas day, delivering more than 90 tons of flour and other relief supplies to earthquake stricken areas.
The U.S. responded immediately and generously to Pakistanís call for assistance following the October 8th Earthquake.
The U.S. responded immediately and generously to Pakistanís call for assistance following the October 8th Earthquake
U.S. Naval Ship arrives into Pakistan with relief and reconstruction supplies.
U.S. Naval Ship arrives into Pakistan with relief and reconstruction supplies.
U.S. Rear Admiral Mike LeFever, U.S. Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker, and USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team ,DART, Leader Bill Berger held a press conference detailing United States Earthquake relief
U.S. Rear Admiral Mike LeFever, U.S. Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker, and USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team ,DART, Leader Bill Berger held a press conference detailing United States Earthquake relief.
The United Statesí highest priority is ensuring that earthquake victims have adequate shelter during the winter months.
The United Statesí highest priority is ensuring that earthquake victims have adequate shelter during the winter months.
A Pakistani earthquake victim watches as volunteer staff from U.S. private company Alaska Structures construct a tent in Bugna, Pakistan, Nov. 21, 2005. USAF photo.
A Pakistani earthquake victim watches as volunteer staff from U.S. private company Alaska Structures construct a tent in Bugna, Pakistan.
Equipment Operator 2nd Class Peter Frederickson, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74, clears debris at Muzaffarabad, Pakistan, on November 10, 2005.
Equipment Operator 2nd Class Peter Frederickson, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74, clears debris at Muzaffarabad, Pakistan.
A U.S. Army Mobile Army Surgical Hospital operating in Muzaffarabad and a U.S. Combined Medical Relief Team operating in Shinkaria have provided urgent medical care to over 9,000 injured people.
A U.S. Army Mobile Army Surgical Hospital operating in Muzaffarabad and a U.S. Combined Medical Relief Team operating in Shinkaria have provided urgent medical care to over 9,000 injured people.
Australian and Pakistani service members unload humanitarian relief supplies from a U.S. Army CH-47D Chinook helicopter at Dhanni, Pakistan.
Australian and Pakistani service members unload humanitarian relief supplies from a U.S. Army CH-47D Chinook helicopter at Dhanni, Pakistan.
U.S. Ambassador Karen Hughes Secretary Hughes led a Presidential delegation of U.S. corporate leaders to Pakistan to survey earthquake damaged areas.
Under Secretary KarenHughes led a Presidential delegation of U.S. corporate leaders to Pakistan to survey earthquake damaged areas.
U.S. Army General John Abizaid, U.S. Central Command commander, shakes hands with Pakistan Army Brigadier General Sher Tariq, Director of Logistics.
U.S. Army General John Abizaid, U.S. Central Command commander, shakes hands with Pakistan Army Brigadier General Sher Tariq, Director of Logistics.
U.S. Senator George Allen visits Pakistan to assess earthquake devastated areas.
U.S. Senator George Allen visits Pakistan to assess earthquake devastated areas.
U.S. Congressman Dan Burton led a delegation of Congressmen and women to Pakistan.
U.S. Congressman Dan Burton led a delegation of Congressmen and women to Pakistan.


Released on December 27, 2005

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