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ADRA responds to flooding in Pakistan

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Silver Spring, Maryland In August, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) distributed relief aid to flood survivors in the province of Punjab in Pakistan.

At the request of the local government, ADRA distributed aid in Layyah, one of the hardest hit areas. ADRA provided 700 families with food and 165 families with tents. Each aid package includes such items as flour, rice, sugar, salt, lentils, and tea. The tents can accommodate up to six adults.

Priority in distribution was given first to women-headed households, second to families headed by the elderly, and third to families headed by a physically disabled person.

"Rehabilitation efforts are beginning in the region," stated Zorobabel Zuniga, country director for ADRA Pakistan, "but relief aid is still needed by families unable to start land preparation because of losses incurred during the flood."

The project, valued at $34,000, was funded by ADRA offices in the United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Pakistan, as well as by ADRA Trans-Europe and ADRA International.

ADRA is present in 125 countries, providing community development and disaster relief without regard to political or religious association, age, or ethnicity.