Mon, September 06, 2010

Pakistani flood survivors struggle

Pakistan flood survivors protest slow aid

Angry flood survivors in Pakistan blocked a highway to protest slow delivery of aid and heavy rain lashed makeshift housing Monday as a forecast of more flooding increased the urgency of the massive international relief effort. Full story


Situation report of floods in Pakistan

An emergency executive committee meeting was held at CHEF Intl on 2nd August, 2010 in response to the recent emergencies.


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Pakistan's UN envoy, grandson of India's Gandhi unite for flood victims

2010-09-06 02:46:00 GMT Xinhua English UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Abduallah Hussain Haroon, the permanent representative of Pakistan to the UN, joined Professor Rajmohan Gandhi, a writer and grandson of India's Mahatma Gandhi, here on Friday to emphasize that humanitarian needs in flood-inundated Pakistan can transcend international rifts.

Flood causes 1,710 death, 43 bln dollar loss in Pakistan

2010-09-02 15:27:41 GMT Xinhua English ISLAMABAD, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- The flash floods in Pakistan have left 1,710 people dead, millions homeless and caused a loss of over 43 billion U.S. dollars, the government said Thursday.

Chinese rescue team receives 1,451 patients in flood-hit Pakistan

2010-08-31 12:02:22 GMT Xinhua English THATTA, Pakistan, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese rescue team had received 1,451 patients up to Monday night in the worst flood-hit district in south Pakistan, the team leader said on Tuesday.

Indian increases aid to Pakistani flood victims to 25 mln USD

2010-08-31 08:00:14 GMT Xinhua English NEW DELHI, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- India has raised its aid for Pakistan's flood victims to 25 million U.S. dollars from the 5 million U.S. dollars announced earlier, but the assistance will be routed through the United Nations, Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Tuesday.

Flood survivors in Pakistan threatened by disease

2010-08-27 09:02:47 GMT Xinhua English The floods have killed over 1,500 people and affected up to 20 million nationwide in the country's worst natural disaster, with the threat of disease ever present in the camps sheltering survivors.

Month-long floods force mass evacuation

2010-08-24 07:36:26 GMT Xinhua English UN estimated that the continuing month-long floods in Pakistan have caused 280 million dollars losses, rendered 20 million homeless as over 893,000 homes were destroyed across Pakistan where 25 percent of country's 803.940 square kilometers total landmass is under floodwater.

US aid winning friends in flood-ravaged Pakistan

2010-08-11 05:47:34 GMT U.S. Army choppers carrying emergency food and water buzzed over the swollen river and washed-out bridges, landing in the valley once controlled by the Taliban. They returned laden with grateful Pakistani flood survivors — newly won friends in a country where many regard America as the No. 1 enemy.

Pakistani Taliban urge rejection of foreign flood aid

2010-08-11 05:44:22 GMT Pakistan's Taliban have denounced all foreign aid for victims of the country's catastrophic flooding, and said they can match the latest US pledge of 20 million dollars.

Children from Zhouqu in Beijing for playtime

2010-08-27 10:01:52 GMT China Daily The first batch of 12 children from Zhouqu, Northwest China’s Gansu province, which was hit by a devastating mudslide on Aug 8, arrives in Beijing on Thursday. The 12 children, aged 7 to 14, will attend a 10-day recreation activity organized by China Charities Aid Foundation for Children in Beijing. Ten of them became orphans due to the mudslide. All of them will receive psychological counseling and get together with orphans from Yushu, Northwest China’s Qinghai province, which was hit by an earthquake on April 14, 2010.

Response to Pakistan relief plan "positive," but more funding needed: UN

2010-08-19 01:15:07 GMT Xinhua English UN officials are pleased with the increased donations to help bring humanitarian assistance to the millions of Pakistanis devastated by recent floods, but they emphasized on Wednesday that further resources must be mobilized.

U.S. aid to flood-affected Pakistan totals 76 million dollars

2010-08-13 03:03:55 GMT Xinhua English WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. assistance to the flood-affected areas of Pakistan has totaled 76 million U.S. dollars, the State Department said on Thursday.

UN launches appeal as aid reaches devastated communities in Pakistan

2010-08-12 05:49:04 GMT Xinhua English ISLAMABAD, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- More than 160,000 people have so far received UN's emergency shelter and relief assistance in flood affected areas of Pakistan as the organization launched an initial 41-million-U.S.-dollar appeal to meet the needs of more than 560, 000 people affected by the disaster, according to the UN refugee agency.