August 23, 2010
Christian Relief Workers Risk Lives in Pakistan
Mark Kelly, BaptPress
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (BP)--Relief workers are risking their lives to help an estimated 8 million people in urgent need of assistance in Pakistan's flood crisis, Southern Baptist humanitarian workers report.Several ministry partners have been beaten and three have died in rain-swollen rivers. Chaos often is erupting when limited food supplies are delivered to multitudes of hungry people."Since it's an evolving situation, things are unfolding. Our estimate has gone up and now eight million are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance," U.N. spokesman Maurizio Giuliano told reporters Aug. 19. "Roughly 4.6 million people are still without shelter," including hundreds of thousands of people who are still looking for refuge from the ongoing...
TAGGED: Francis Horton, Maurizio Giuliano, Natural Disaster, Pakistan, food supplies, United Nations, spokesman , Islamabad