Humanitarian aid for the people of Pakistan
19.08.2010 / Zürich/Schweiz
The New Apostolic Church of Switzerland, through its non profit charity, collected 50,000 Swiss Francs which it subsequently donated to the “Glückskette” for the victims of the floods in Pakistan
Heavy monsoon rains, falling since the end of July, have caused catastrophic flooding in the northwest regions of Pakistan. These are the worst floods in Pakistan for 80 years. The floods have so far claimed 1500 lives and over 20 million people affected in of the poorest regions of Pakistan. The floods carried away raods, bridges and buildings and dams have been breached in many areas. Approximately 800,000 houses have been destroyed and the survivors now have to combat hunger and disease of epidemic proportions.
Yesterday’s national collection by the “Glückskette” organisation for the victims of the flooding in Pakistan received pledges in the sum of 13,035 million Swiss Francs. The charitable arm of the New Apostolic Church of Switzerland supported the aid program with a donation of 50,000 Swiss Francs.
The money will be used for the benefit of the victims of the catastrophic floods in Pakistan and neighbouring regions. The “Glückskette” organisation will accompany the aid project throughout its duration so that it can be assured that the donations are used in the manner intended by the donors, i.e. that it should benefit the victims directly. The donations are allocated directly to the affected areas where the emergency aid is needed and distributed by the “Glückskette” organisation and its affiliates. In its second phase the aid will target reconstruction and rehabilitation.