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Pakistan flood relief: A friend in need is a friend indeed - TechNode Global

Last updated Wednesday, September 21, 2022 10:03 ET , Source: TopWireNews

BEIJING, Sept. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — A news report from China.org.cn on China assisting Pakistan in coping with floods:
Just a few days ago, the Pakistani Embassy appealed for donations on Weibo as part of disaster relief aid for victims of the Pakistan floods. Within just a few hours after the donation channel opening, over 1 million yuan ($144,415) was collected, and even a child chipped in all his pocket money. Those who couldn’t get in a donation also commented on the post, offering helpful advice to the Pakistani Embassy.
One donor replied, “Pakistan is having a tremendously rough year. One-third of its territory is now submerged in floods, affecting over 34 million people. Just the thought of it makes me feel sad.”
Official statistics show that since mid-June, more than 1,000 people have been killed by heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan.
Compounding the disastrous weather was a surge of infections amid floods, which has triggered severe health risks. Crops and livestock were also heavily damaged, posing a major threat to food security.
China responded swiftly in offering disaster relief, providing Pakistan with material, technical and financial aid.
Under the social and livelihood cooperation framework of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, China has already delivered 4,000 tents, 50,000 blankets and 50,000 pieces of waterproof canvas to the frontlines of disaster relief, with more humanitarian aid continuously on the way. Additionally, China has prepared 200 metric...

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