We have lost an entire generation, Pakistan army sources told news agencies. "It's worse than media report," says Greg Mortenson who has set up schools in remote mountain villages of Pakistan and Afghanistan since 1993. Image of a climbers' porter's son, ExplorersWeb.
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"During this month is the Muslim season of Ramadhan, the holiest of Islamic times, when people fast from about 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. with no food or water, and also a time for prayer, charity and forgiveness. This could be our finest hour to begin healing and mend America's faltering credibility and reputation overseas," writes Greg. Image of a local truck, ExplorersWeb (click to enlarge).
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Among the earthquake victims, Pakistan authorities fear there will be a huge number of children: Most were at school when the earthquake struck, turning the buildings into rubble. We have lost an entire generation, army sources said. Few westerners know the area more intimately than Greg Mortenson. Since his 1993 climb on K2, Greg has established the Central Asia Institute and done over 30 trips to set up schools in remote mountain villages of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Greg is a no nonsense, hands on man. Little has been...