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Turkmenistan to send humanitarian aid to Pakistan for flood victims

Turkmenistan will send humanitarian aid to Pakistan in September to provide medical aid to flood victims. A corresponding order "following the traditions of good neighborliness and humanism" was signed today by Turkmen President Serdar Berdymukhamedov, the "Watan" news program of Turkmen television reported.

According to the document, the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment, the Ministry of Textile Industry, the Ministry of Health and Pharmaceutical Industry and the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs are instructed to donate relevant food, goods, medicines and medical supplies as humanitarian aid to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

The document entrusts the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan with sending and organizing the transfer of humanitarian aid.

Flooding in Pakistan was caused by three months of unrelenting monsoon rains. Police and the army are involved in the rescue operation. Many affected areas can only be reached by helicopter.

According to the latest data, 1,208 people have already been killed by the floods, while 6,082 people are considered to have been affected.
A total of 33 million people have been affected by the floods, which are moving from the north of the country to the south, and about 1 million homes have been destroyed or flooded.

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