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Posted By: Emma B
11-Aug-10 - 08:45 AM
Thread Name: BS: So little empathy for Pakistan?
Subject: RE: BS: So little empathy for Pakistan?
'Will the countries which mobilized the flotillas of humanitarian aid for their Muslim brothers in Gaza do the same for the beleaguered people of Pakistan who have been left homeless, hungry and battling disease due to the flooding caused by the monsoon rains?'

Of course they will - as they also did for the estimated 2,000 to 3,000 Christians in Gaza also suffering under the blockade
What an appallingly leading and implicitly anti - Islam question to ask!

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

"35 tons of humanitarian aid, consisting of food packages, blankets, sleeping bags and beds, was sent to Pakistan by a Turkish Airlines cargo plane last Friday.

A second cargo plane is expected from Turkey to Pakistan on Wednesday evening."
Turkish press release

Ireland, the point of departure of the MV Rachel Corrie although in economic crisis, reports

"The Government today announced €550,000 in additional humanitarian aid for Pakistan. This is on top of €200,000 in funding which was released immediately after the flooding, bringing to €750,000 the total which the Government is providing to alleviate the crisis.

The aid is being allocated to Concern, Trócaire and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs."
9 August, 2010

Also represented on the Rachel Corrie...

"Kuala Lumpur, Aug 5: The Malaysian government has pledged to contribute US$1 million (RM3.17 million) to the Pakistan government as humanitarian aid in the wake of the flood disaster that has hit several parts of Pakistan since July 22.

The Foreign Ministry of Malaysia said that the aid was a manifestation of the Malaysian government and the people of Malaysia's concern and sympathies to the government and people of Pakistan over the loss of lives and destruction of infrastructure and property as a result of the disaster."

Channel 4 News foreign affairs correspondent Jonathan Miller describes a week ago the siutuation in the badly hit nillages in Upper Swat and Kashmir and the very real difficulties of getting aid through
The forgotten victims of Nowshera