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Donations will reach Pakistan flood victims, say officials

"We are not working directly on the ground but rather depend on local partners to deliver services to the most vulnerable flood victims," a United Nations spokesman told Gulf News.

  • By Naveed Ahmad, Correspondent
  • Published: 22:54 August 27, 2010

Quelling hunger
  • Image Credit: AFP
  • People displaced by flooding reach for food aid thrown by a volunteer during distribution outside a temporary camp operated by the Pakistan Army, in Sukkur.
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Layyah: Amid concerns over the safety of aid workers in Pakistan sources have said the generous outpouring of donations to aid flood victims will reach the victims.

"We are not working directly on the ground but rather depend on local partners to deliver services to the most vulnerable flood victims," a United Nations spokesman told Gulf News.

UN agencies are cautious to deliver aid at victims' doorsteps, he said.

 

 

The Pakistani Taliban have hinted they might attack foreign aid workers. The Pakistani authorities and the US have warned that militants may try and exploit the country's vulnerability.

Meanwhile, humanitarian calls to help the flood victims has attracted significant support among UAE residents, raising millions of dirhams.

"The Red Crescent is implementing procedures to ensure that all donations and collected funds are legally and ethically expended and properly distributed where needed and per set priorities," Dr Saleh M. Al Tai, Deputy Secretary General, told Gulf News.

— With inputs from Iman Sherif, Staff Reporter, and AP
 

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