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Caritas renews appeal for Pakistan, says 21 million affected

Catholic World News - September 14, 2010

Caritas Internationalis, the consortium of Catholic relief and development agencies, has renewed its appeal for flood-ravaged Pakistan.

“Flooding has caused damage and displacement in a fifth of the country and left 21 million people affected,” Caritas notes in a September 13 statement. “As the rains continued in August, the flooding began to reach Sindh in the southern part of Pakistan. Over 4 million people have been affected in Sindh alone and over 300,000 houses demolished, while 50,000 acres of agricultural land is under water.”

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  • Posted by: wsw33410 - Sep. 15, 2010 12:55 PM ET USA

    I wonder if it is possible for Caritas to channel the funds and assistance DIRECTLY to Pakistan Catholics, who have been persecuted and purposely flooded by Muslim authorities? Otherwise, our funding is mishandled and supporting action against our suffering and martyred brothers in Asia.

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