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Flooding in Pakistan

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The flooding in Pakistan appears to be pretty extensive and devastating.
Does anyone have any ideas about whether and how much this will affect the war in Afghanistan, for better or for worse?
 

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Afghanistan has sent helicopters to help with relief distribution.
 

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Afghanistan has sent helicopters to help with relief distribution.

I would hope the rich arab states would spend some of their petro dollars and help their brethren.
 

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Of course they did. Now you have an excuse not to.

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).

UAE
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.

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

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

Qatar
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
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

The Palestinian Authority is also sending relief to Pakistan, Ma'an News Agency reported Monday:

Six teams of doctors and nurses were sent as a joint project of the Palestinian embassy in Islamabad and the Pakistani National Disaster Management Authority, [Foreign Affairs] ministry officials said.
 

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Of course they did. Now you have an excuse not to.

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).

UAE
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.

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

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

Qatar
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
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

The Palestinian Authority is also sending relief to Pakistan, Ma'an News Agency reported Monday:

Six teams of doctors and nurses were sent as a joint project of the Palestinian embassy in Islamabad and the Pakistani National Disaster Management Authority, [Foreign Affairs] ministry officials said.

That is good to hear, although the Gulf states could be a lot more generous.
 
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