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Iran ready to build hospitals in Pakistan

15 August 2010 22:36

The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has voiced readiness to set up hospitals and community centers for victims of the worst floods in Pakistan’s history.

IRCS director for international affairs, Shahabeddin Mohammadi Araqi, said on Sunday that Iran is ready to provide medical support to the flood-stricken people.

Araqi told IRNA that Iran has so far sent 180 tons of humanitarian aid to Pakistan in four cargos.

He added Iran is fully prepared to dispatch more aid and relief convoys to the flood-hit country.

Pakistan’s worst floods in 80 years have left 20 million people affected and six million without food, medicine, or shelter.

The floods have so far killed more than 1,600 people.

A third of Pakistan is now under water, and new rains threaten two more waves of flooding in the southern province of Sindh.

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