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Pakistan Flood Relief

  • August 8th, 2010
  • Posted by EUEditor

hercules-usaf.jpegNATO is readying a relief operation for flood victims in Pakistan including aid with transport for supplies.

The alliance headquarters announced (7.8.10) it had received a formal request from the government of Pakistan for help in the crisis, in which at least 800 people have died, with some 14 million others affected.

It said the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) at NATO Headquarters in Brussels would act as a clearing-house for humanitarian assistance offered by Allies and partner nations.

The European Commission is reported to have given €30-million (A$43-3-million; dcerates.com, 8.8.10) to Pakistan for aid to most needy persons, including victims of the current severe floods.

Reference

NATO, Brussels, “NATO responds to Pakistani request for relief assistance”, (media release), 7.8.10.

Times of India, “EU gives $39m in aid to Pakistan”, 7.8.10. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/EU-gives-39m-in-aid-to-Pakistan/articleshow/6242858.cms#ixzz0vyE5RUIp, (8.8.10).

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