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September 6, 2010
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UAE Red Crescent promises 0.2m tents

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September 6, 2010

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Islamabad
The Red Crescent of the United Arab Emirates has sent two planeloads of 40 tons relief goods to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and is preparing fully equipped 200,000 tents equipment shelters to house the flood victims living in the open.
This was stated by Red Crescent of the UAE Secretary General Mohamed Khalifa Ahmed Al Qamzi during a meeting with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti. UAE Ambassador Ali Saif Al Awani was also present in the meeting, which was part of Qamzi’s tour to examine the post-flooding situation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Al Qamzi briefed him on the Red Crescent efforts to deliver emergency aid to the flood-affected people. He said the Red Crescent has so far provided food, tents and sending two medical teams to the region to provide health services besides launching a vaccination campaign to immunize thousands of children and women against measles, tetanus, polio prevention, respiratory and skin diseases, said a press release of the UAE embassy issued here Saturday.
Hoti expressed gratitude to the people and government of the UAE for standing with their Pakistani brothers in distress. He said initial estimates of the losses caused to the infrastructure and all sectors amounted to 200 billion rupees, and his government suspended development programme for the current fiscal year and decided to spend its allocations amounting to Rs70 billion on the rehabilitation phase of the affected people to help them return to normal life. He said that the provincial government is not able to face the impact of the flood disaster alone and needed help from the international community.

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