Islamic charities versus the US in battle for Pakistan aid
Peshawar, Pakistan (AFP) Aug 11, 2010 - When torrential monsoon rains flooded Pakistan, sparking the country's worst-ever humanitarian crisis, hardline Islamic charities moved fast. Faster than the government. Banned in Pakistan and on a UN terror list, Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) is one of a number of Islamic organisations that have been highly visible in the battle to help provide relief to millions of survivors. Filling a void ... more
Pakistani flood survivors catch water bottles distributed by military helicopter in Bssera village near Muzaffargarh on August 11, 2010. Pakistan issued fresh flood warnings August 11, putting parts of Punjab and Sindh on alert and calling on foreign donors to step up efforts to contain the country's worst humanitarian disaster. Photo courtesy AFP.