Argentina sends humanitarian aid to Pakistan for flooding

10:54, September 10, 2010      

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The Argentine government sent a "large load" of pills to make drinkable the water in Pakistan, which has been affected since July by flooding in the monsoon season, the Argentine Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

The ministry said in a statement that these pills will be enough to make drinkable even 1 million liters of water. These pills were sent to Nowshera locality in the north of Pakistan, and ambassador Rodolfo Saravia was in charge of delivering them.

The statement added that there will be a second delivery of the pills "after the Eid celebration (Sept. 10 to 14) in Multan and Saker localities, where the rain's effects have been devastating."

"It is estimated that the number of victims in this country by the flooding is more than 20 million, which has made the international community to offer different kinds of aid," the statement said.

Pakistan has since July been battered by the worst flooding of its history, which has killed more than 1,754 people and left millions of others homeless.

Source: Xinhua


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