A magnitude 7.6 earthquake rocked Pakistan and the mountainous region of Kashmir October 8th, 2005, killing 80,000 people and leaving 3.5 million homeless. These photographs document a glimpse into the aftermath as survivors deal with the grief of losing loved ones and livelihoods. Lack of shelter, food, water and medical help are a daily concern as they attempt to rebuild their lives. Recapturing community, rebuilding homes and restarting schools are priorities for these strong and determined people trying to regain a sense of normalcy while facing the harsh uncertainty of a fast-approaching winter.
©2005-2006 Thomas James Hurst/The Seattle Times