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PRAGUE, Dec 12 (CTK) - The Prague 1 Town Hall will earmark 300,000 crowns for humanitarian aid to Pakistan hit by a devastating earthquake in October, the local councillors decidedtoday.
The finances, sent to the ADRA humanitarian organisation operating in the area, should be primarily used for Pakistani children.
Today, 18th October 2005, a second airplane with a rescue team (9 persons), medical equipment, fuel and food will be send from the Czech Republic to Islamabad. The load will be delivered in Rawalkot area, where a Czech medical team is successfully operating supported by a team of the Fire and Rescue Brigade.
The Czech Republic will send in days to come additional humanitarian aid to Pakistan, this time using the air bridge from the Ramstein Air Base (Germany).
The Interministerial Crisis Staff responded to the urgent need of the Pakistani Government and will send today at 12:00 a fully operational and fully equipped small field hospital to the affected area. A team of 14 doctors will have a logistic support from members of the Fire and Rescue Brigade and will be able to operate in the area 5 days without the necessity of local support. The humanitarian aid consisting of sleeping-bags and food, prepared for transport today, will be provided in the second phase within few days.
The Interministerial Crisis Staff decided today at the Czernin Palace, that an airplane will be send to Islamabad. The Czech Republic is responding to the needs of the affected area and will send a medical team of 15 persons with a logistic support of a group from the Fire and Rescue Brigade. The airplane will leave the Czech Republic within 24 hours and will carry 12 tonnes of material aid including medicaments, surgical instruments, sleeping-bags, poultry cans, and water cleaning pills.
On 1st November 2005, another airplane loaded with humanitarian aid for areas in Pakistan affected by the earthquake will be send from Praha -- Ruzyn=EC Airport. The airplane will also transport 30 persons of the military hospital medical team, 25 tents and 2 tonnes of medicaments.