Photo of the Week: International Community Responds to Natural Disaster in Pakistan

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
August 12, 2010
Humanitarian Assistance Arrives in Pakistan

More photos: U.S. Department of State's Flickr photostream | State@Work

This photo takes us to the flood-ravaged Swat Valley in Pakistan. Here, men form a chain to quickly unload a U.S. Army Chinook helicopter that has delivered humanitarian assistance and will pick up, for its return trip, evacuees escaping the floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

To date, approximately $76 million in assistance is being provided by the U.S. to flood-affected populations in Pakistan. These funds are being provided to UN agencies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and non-governmental organizations to provide emergency shelter, food, health care, clean water and sanitation. More information can be found here, and you can still donate $10 by texting the word SWAT to 50555.



Patrick W.
Maryland, USA
August 14, 2010

Patrick W. in Maryland writes:

I read they are getting more help from the U.S. Navy. I think their sending more support helicopter from the Arabian Sea.

Hopefully, this will improve the situation over there.

Good Luck on Your Mission__=.)


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