Saturday, January 14, 2006

Distributing School Uniforms for Children, John Kerry Tours Quake Ravaged Region of Pakistan

John Kerry visited the earthquake ravaged region of Pakistan today, meeting with leaders and survivors of the quake, and distributing school uniforms to children. The tent village Kerry visited is funded partly by both the U.S. and Cuba.

Kerry’s visit came in the midst of warnings that “heavy snow would blanket the quake zone over the next four to five days, possibly triggering avalanches along the jagged peaks and promising more misery for the 3.5 million people left homeless by the Oct. 8 quake.”

Kerry toured a camp housing some 18,000 people who survived the 7.6-magnitude quake. Expressing compassion to survivor’s Kerry said, “We’re sorry you have to go through this.”



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