Turkey to send humanitarian aid to flood-hit Pakistan

07:54, August 12, 2010      

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Turkey will send another package of humanitarian aid to flood-struck Pakistan, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

"Turkish relief agency, the Red Crescent, and the Ministry of Health have provided the aid material requested by Pakistan in an effort to heal the wounds of the worst flood disaster in the history of the Pakistani nation," the statement said.

"The aid will be sent to Pakistan by three cargo planes of the Turkish Airlines on Aug. 13 and 17. Turkey will continue extending support to Pakistan in this difficult period," the statement added.

Earlier, Turkey's Red Crescent distributed 35 tones of humanitarian aid consisting of food packages, blankets, sleeping bags and beds to the victims of the disaster. Turkey also donated 5 million U.S. dollars to Pakistan.

Floods triggered by heavy monsoon rain have scoured Pakistan's Indus river basin, killing more than 1,600 people, forcing two million others to leave their homes and disrupting the lives of about 14 million people.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:赵晨雁)

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