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Thread #131368   Message #2971332
Posted By: Richard Bridge
23-Aug-10 - 05:15 PM
Thread Name: BS: So little empathy for Pakistan?
Subject: RE: BS: So little empathy for Pakistan?
It may be that the corner has been turned in terms of quantity of donations - apparently a late spurt from the UK. The news is saying that the total donated is up to 70% of what is immediately needed (infrastructure and reform are a long way down the road) and the biggest problem is not now what canbe got, but how to get it where it is needed without something like 100% of the Ukraine's heavy lifting gear and 100% of the USA 's giant helicopters - and a problem about relative influence between the military and the government, which is tending to make UK NGOs do their own distribution in Pakistan. .