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Church agencies battle flood damage to bring aid to Pakistan
August 3, 2010
Bangalore (ENI). Church agencies in Pakistan are struggling to aid hundreds of thousands of people who have been displaced and rendered homeless by devastating floods that have claimed nearly 1500 lives. "We are faced with a challenging situation as hundreds of bridges and roads have been washed out," Mervin Parvez, the Church World Service country director for Pakistan-Afghanistan, told ENInews from Islamabad in a 3 August telephone interview. (eni.ch)