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Pakistan: lack of tentage

From the MapAction blog, David Spackman reporting from Pakistan delivers this horrificly dry passage:

Tonight we produced a map that shows the provision of tentage across the districts. These statistics (best estimates) tell us that the requirement for tents is 455,726 and tents delivered is 62,075.  A huge discrepancy and an indication of the magnitude of the task facing the relief effort.

The MapAction relief team is based in Islamabad.

Injuredaredying10/23 UPDATE from The New York Times this morning:

On Friday morning, more than 100 men, wrapped in shawls, showing the signs of 13 nights spent outside, stood politely in line for a tent. Syed Tasneem Shah said he had come here every day for the last 10 days. He had a 1-year-old baby to care for. His wife and elder daughter were dead, his mother badly wounded. "They just say, wait, it will come today, it will come tomorrow," Mr. Shah recounted. He waited another day.