Pakistan Flood Relief

Posted 31 July 2010
Photo by SSgt. Christopher Boitz

A C-130H Hercules crew from the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, delivered relief supplies to Islamabad, Pakistan, on 31 July 2010 in response to catastrophic monsoon flooding. The first flight delivered nearly 8,000 Halal meals, which are prepackaged rations that are prepared according to Islamic law. Almost one million people have been affected by the monsoon rains and thousands of people are marooned in flooded areas and are in need of immediate assistance, especially food and medicines. Pakistani relief efforts have been on-going since the floods hit, but the C-130H flight was the first international assistance to arrive.

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