|U.S. sending urgently needed shelter to Punjab|
By U.S. Embassy, Islamabad, Pakistan
ISLAMABAD (Aug. 11, 2010) – A U.S.-chartered B-747 cargo plane carrying urgently needed shelter materials for 66,000 people in southern Punjab arrived in Pakistan today.
Embassy officials are turning over the equipment as well as 17,000 blankets to Multan as requested by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) for use in the flooded areas.
As part of the effort to provide for the urgent temporary shelter requirements of families, plastic sheeting will be provided along with locally-purchased wood, nails and rope that can be used to construct temporary shelters.
Another flight carrying 1,300 rolls of plastic sheeting is scheduled to arrive in Islamabad on Thursday. The International Organization for Migration will assist in distributing the items.