NATO to airlift aid to Pakistan

A United Arab Emirates Chinook helicopter flies over a flooded area in the southern Punjab province on August 18, 2010.

From NATO:  In response to a request by the Government of Pakistan, the North Atlantic Council decided today to provide airlift and sealift for the delivery of aid donated by nations and humanitarian relief organizations.

A NATO aircraft will conduct a humanitarian relief mission to Pakistan on Sunday 22 August 2010 in support of the flood humanitarian efforts in that country.

A Trainer Cargo Aircraft of the NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force (AWACS) will transport relief goods donated by the Republic of Slovakia.

The flight will depart Geilenkirchen airbase in Germany to Islamabad with goods including power generators, water pumps and tents.

NATO’s support to the flood relief operations will be conducted in accordance with specific requests from the Pakistan authorities and in coordination with other stakeholders engaged in the humanitarian relief efforts.  (photo: Getty)

This article is part of the series Pakistan Floods: Hope from Tragedy. To find a series description and links to related posts, please click here.

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