French humanitarian assistance to Pakistan
A cargo aircraft carrying 73 tons (300 cubic meters) of relief assistance from the Government of France, French institutions and NGO’s, will land at the Islamabad International Airport on Thursday, October 13, 2005 at 11 a.m.
H.E. Mr. Régis de Belenet, Ambassador of France to Pakistan, will make available to a number of NGO’s, among which are, the Red Crescent, the Aga Khan Foundation, CARITAS Pakistan and the Islamic Relief Fund, the relief goods, consisting of medical equipments, medicines, tents, blankets, food stuff and mobile water treatment stations, for the people affected by the earthquake in Pakistan.
Over 100 doctors, paramedics and relief specialists have already come to Pakistan since October 9, and four aircrafts have brought relief supplies.
A French rescue team pulled out 5 children from the debris of their school in Balakot.
Relief assistance teams are now at work in Muzaffarabad.