Concern calls for €5m donation to help victims
Published 03/08/2010 | 05:00
IRISH people have been urged to dig deep and help raise €5m in emergency aid for Pakistan.
Aid agencies have appealed for urgent help as Concern Worldwide, which has been working in the region since 2001, last night launched an appeal to raise €5m for emergency flood relief.
"This is a terrible catastrophe affecting some of the most vulnerable people in the world who are living in dire poverty," Concern regional director Brid Kennedy said.
Aid agency Trocaire has already begun working with partner agencies in the devastated region, after committing €200,000 in emergency aid.