Hungarian UNICEF sends aid to Pakistan
Monday, October 10, 2005, 15:22
UNICEF's Hungarian national committee has transferred immediate aid of $ 30,000 to help the rescue efforts in Pakistan, Edit Kecskeméti, director of the committee told the press. UNICEF has started delivering aid from Karachi to the epicentre of the earthquake, Edit Kecskeméti said, adding that the organisation has requested a total of $20 million worldwide to help children in Pakistan. Several Hungarian agencies have organised rescue teams to be sent to Pakistan. The National Disaster Management Agency is sending a 12-member team of doctors and rescue workers, the Baptist Charities and the Hungarian Special Rescue Corps are sending a joint team of ten doctors, nurses and rescue workers, and The Phoenix Special Rescue Squad are organising a 12-15-member team including four doctors, two rescue paramedics and several technicians together with four search and rescue dogs.