Pakistan: Christian flood victims denied government, Muslim aid
Catholic World News - September 23, 2011
Christian and Hindu flood victims are being denied aid by the Pakistani government and Muslim organizations, charges Father Mario Rodrigues, national director of the Pontifical Mission Societies.
“The only channel to get humanitarian aid to displaced people belonging to religious minorities, Christians and Hindus, is Caritas [the Church’s charitable agency] ” he told the Fides news agency.
“What seems clear from this latest tragedy is that the government has failed in the prevention,” he added. “It wanted the floods and allowed the floods to devastate, in order to receive money from abroad. The poor people suffer the consequences. Among the thousands displaced are Christians.”
An estimated seven million Pakistanis have been displaced by recent flooding.
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