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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 6.02 GMT

China sends flood relief


The government of China yesterday (24) sent over $ 1.5 million worth emergency relief supplies to flood-ravaged Sri Lanka.

A Chinese aircraft carrying the emergency humanitarian aid left Beijing on Monday, Xinhua reported.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei said last week that China has offered emergency humanitarian aid worth 10 million yuan (about 1.52 million U.S. dollars) to Sri Lanka.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister of Pakistan Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani yesterday directed that a special PAF C-130 aircraft carrying relief items be dispatched to Sri Lanka, Pakistan Times reported.

The recent floods in Sri Lanka have affected one million people who are in acute need of food, shelter and health care.






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