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Turkey dispatches 14th airplane carrying help to flood-hit Pakistan

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ANKARA:

The 14th airplane carrying humanitarian help from Turkey is heading to flood-hit Pakistan, the nation’s catastrophe administration authority introduced on Monday.

In an announcement, the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management (AFAD) stated Turkeycontinues to increase its serving to hand to Pakistan, the place hundreds of thousands of individuals have been affected by floods.

Turkey has to date dispatched 14 planes and 12 “Kindness Trains” carrying humanitarian help provides to Pakistan underneath the coordination of AFAD and with the assist of the federal government, municipalities and Turkish nongovernmental organizations.

Planes and trains loaded with over 25,000 tents, 409,000 meals parcels and cleansing supplies, 38,000 blankets, beds and pillows, and over 2.2 million items of medical tools have been dispatched to Pakistan.

A complete of 23 folks – together with 12 AFAD personnel, a medical crew comprising three individuals, and eight NGO officers – are working in Pakistan to coordinate the distribution of help and to help within the institution of tent cities, the catastrophe administration authority stated.

Turkey has additionally despatched two cellular well being models and 50 motorboats to the flood-hit South Asian nation.

With seven extra deaths, the variety of casualties from flood-related incidents throughout the nation has risen to 1,576 since mid-June, in line with Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority.

Some 803,400 homes have been utterly destroyed, whereas over 1.21 million homes are partially broken throughout the nation.

The floods have displaced a whole lot of hundreds of people who find themselves living in tents.

The monsoon season in Pakistan, like in different international locations within the area, normally ends in heavy rains, however this yr has been the wettest since 1961.

Currently, one-third of the nation is underneath water as the large rains and melting glaciers have induced the nation’s predominant Indus River to overflow, inundating huge swaths of plains and farms.

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