17 August 2010, 13:19

Russia flies in humanitarian aid to flood-hit Pakistan

Russia flies in humanitarian aid to flood-hit Pakistan

A Russian Emergencies Ministry aircraft with humanitarian aid for the flood-affected population of Pakistan landed at the Islamabad airport earlier today. The Il-76 airliner has brought in over 42 tons of humanitarian aid, specifically prime necessity goods, such as blankets, tents, and first-aid medicaments.

A Russian Emergencies Ministry aircraft with humanitarian aid for the flood-affected population of Pakistan landed at the Islamabad airport earlier today.

The Il-76 airliner has brought in over 42 tons of humanitarian aid, specifically prime necessity goods, such as blankets, tents, and first-aid medicaments.

The ITAR-TASS correspondent quotes a Pakistani Interior Ministry official as saying that the cargo will be sent to the worst-hit areas at once.

The largest-scale floods on record in Pakistan, due to incessant monsoon downpour, have claimed more than 1,600 lives and have made 20 million people suffer in some way or other.

The losses of the agricultural sector alone have made up some 3 billion dollars.

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