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Jersey sends £90,000 in aid to Pakistan flood victims

Displaced Pakistanis wade through flood water after fleeing their homes
Image caption The Jersey Overseas Aid Commission has sent £90,000 in emergency aid to Pakistan

Jersey has sent £90,000 in emergency aid to help victims of flooding in Pakistan.

Torrential rains caused the flooding, with the most severely affected districts being Badin, Tharparkar, Mirpurkhas and Tando Allahyar.

The Pakistan government said up to 4.9 million people had been affected.

The money is needed to help with shelter and food but there is an immediate concern about the risk of waterborne disease.

Deputy Ian Gorst, chairman of Jersey Overseas Aid Commission, said: "The commission has received many inquiries from its established UK-based agencies responding to this disaster and the need is very clear from the information received and also from the images portrayed in the national press.

"Jersey has again responded quickly, paying particular attention to those agencies best positioned to ensure safe and quick delivery of aid."

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