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Arab aid to Pakistan in numbers

Men load medicine from a WHO warehouse in Islamabad. WHO has delivered medicines and other supplies to treat about two million people
Men load medicine from a WHO warehouse in Islamabad (file photo) (WHO/Syed Haider)

Donations to Pakistan continue to trickle in amid international calls for more contributions. The Organization of the Islamic Conference on 18 August urged the “international community in general and the Islamic world in particular, at the level of individuals and states, to provide urgent material and financial aid to Pakistan”.

The UN General Assembly convened on 19 August to mobilize international support. At that date the Pakistan Initial Floods Emergency Response Plan 2010, which has sought US$459 million, had received half of the requested amount only, including pledges of $40 million.

Arab and Muslim donations so far:

Saudi Arabia

King Abdullah said on 17 August the kingdom would give SR300 million (about $80 million) to Pakistan.

A nationwide fundraising campaign launched on 16 August by the Saudi monarch raised more than SR100 million ($26.6 million).


A fleet of Chinook helicopters was deployed to help in evacuation, according to the commander of the UAE Armed Force's Relief Team in Pakistan. The UAE Force in Afghanistan distributed 30MT of relief materials and food to flooded areas of the country.


The Oman Charitable Organisation (OCO) is sending 2,336MT of aid to Pakistan, comprising foodstuffs, water, dates, tents, relief supplies and tools.


A plane carrying 3.5MT of food and medical supplies left for Pakistan on 15 August. It is carrying a 25-member medical team, including nine doctors, as well as 21,000 typhoid and cholera vaccines.


Syria said it was sending an airplane loaded with 35MT of foodstuffs, medical supplies to help the victims.


Qatar Red Crescent has appealed for QR6.5 million (about $1.19 million) and as part of its Ramadan campaign allocated QR1.5 million (about $413,000) to its humanitarian mission, according to Projects head, Khaled Dhiab.


Kuwait has announced aid of $5 million for the flood-affected areas. A team from the Kuwait Joint Relief Committee (KJRC) distributed aid in the northern Pakistani province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhawa.

Sources: local media


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