Friday, September 17, 2010

India gives $20 million for Pakistan flood relief

The Economic Times (India): India on Friday handed over a cheque of $20 million to UN chief Ban Ki-moon for relief and rehabilitation of flood-affected in Pakistan, after Islamabad's insistence that the aid be routed through the world body. Welcoming the contribution from the Indian government, Ban said: "I hope this money will be used for those who really need the warm hands of the international community."

India decided to send the money through the UN after Pakistan requested it to do so as the UN is coordinating the relief and rehabilitation programme. "Natural disasters do not respect national boundaries," India's Envoy to the UN Hardeep Singh Puri said after handing over the cheque to Ban in the presence of Pakistan's envoy to the UN Abdullah Hussain Haroon.

"This is a small but significant gesture from the highest levels of the Indian government conveying that the people of India stand by the people of Pakistan in their hour of need," Puri said and added that India has given an additional $5 million to the World Food Programme….

An aerial view of flooding in Pakistan taken from a US Marine helicopter by Captain Paul Duncan

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