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Thursday 19 August 2010
Twenty four thousand people will be provided with essential hygiene parcels and food supplies this week, thanks to the €75,000, which the Irish Red Cross has transferred to the Red Cross/ Red Crescent Movement's Pakistan Monsoon Floods Appeal. This has been possible as a result of the generous donations received from people all over the country.
Hygiene parcels will be distributed to 2,955 families and will benefit 20,685 individuals.
AID is reaching victims of last week's earthquake in Pakistan and the surrounding countries, the Irish Red Cross will tell President Mary McAleese today.
The Irish Red Cross will assure the President that with money donated by Irish people, the people whose lives have been devastated by the earthquake will get aid. President McAleese is the President of the Irish Red Cross by virtue of her office as President of Ireland.
Today's briefing of the President follows concerns that international donations are falling short of the amount needed,
AID is reaching victims of last week's earthquake in Pakistan and the surrounding countries, the Chairman of the Irish Red Cross, David Andrews emphasised today.
Commenting on concerns that international donations are falling short of the amount needed, Mr Andrews said he wished to assure Irish people that their donations to the Red Cross will be used directly for supplying urgently needed shelter, medical aid and food to the victims.