This story originally aired on Nov. 13, 2005.
In 2005, a massive earthquake struck Pakistan, killing more than 70,000 people. And then it almost disappeared, from our papers, from our television screens, from our minds. Perhaps it was just one natural disaster too many last year.
But here's the aftershock: after the quake, the situation continued to worsen by the day. Millions were living without shelter and winter was approaching.
In the weeks after the earthquake, correspondent Bob Simon traveled to Pakistan to report on what the United Nations described as the biggest humanitarian nightmare it's dealt with, ever.
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