August 31, 2010

News from the Front: 08/31/2010 - Pakistan

Taliban tap Pakistan flood misery to enlist 50,000 men - Taliban guerrillas are taking advantage of the large-scale misery caused by the devastating floods in Pakistan by attempting to enlist 50,000 new fighters -- in return for food and medicine. (READ MORE)

Petraeus: Afghan concern about Pakistan is legit - Afghan President Hamid Karzai's recent complaints that international forces should focus on militant leaders hiding in neighboring Pakistan instead of Afghan villages doesn't mean the government no longer supports the U.S. war strategy, the top NATO commander said Tuesday. (READ MORE)

Devastating Pakistan floods finally heading to sea - Floodwaters that have devastated Pakistan for five weeks headed to the Arabian Sea on Tuesday after swallowing two final towns, but the challenges of delivering emergency aid to 8 million people remained. (READ MORE)

Historic Pakistani city saved from floodwater - Thousands of people were last night heading back into the city of Thatta after frantic efforts by Pakistani troops and volunteers saved the historic community from surging floodwaters. (READ MORE)

Food crisis looms after floods in Pakistan - The worst floods in Pakistan's history already have swept through the nation's most important breadbasket provinces, destroying cotton and corn crops, vegetables and orchards, and leaving many people in need of emergency food. (READ MORE)

Displaced Pakistanis make highway median their home - Gul Nar's new home is a canvas tent on the median of the Peshawar-Islamabad expressway. To get to the grassy shoulder where they can have room to play, her two boys dart across three lanes of 60 mph traffic. (READ MORE)

Pakistan's flood victims frustrated with medical care - Victims of Pakistan's floods on Tuesday queued at hospitals where scant resources were available to treat a rising number of patients. (READ MORE)

Aid for Sale in Pakistan as Refugees Want Cash - Needing cash not food, refugees in Pakistan's flood-ravaged northwest do not have to look far for buyers for their rations. (READ MORE)

Pakistan's Flood Victims Frustrated With Medical Care - Victims of Pakistan's floods on Tuesday queued at hospitals where scant resources were available to treat a rising number of patients. (READ MORE)

Airmen Deploy to Pakistan to Provide Flood Relief - About 40 airmen from the Air Force’s 621st Contingency Response Wing arrived here Aug. 28 to support Pakistan flood-relief operations. (READ MORE)

Navy, Marine Unit Deploys to Pakistan - Time became something of a commodity for Marines and sailors with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit here as they prepared to deploy a month early aboard the ships of Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group. (READ MORE)

No comments: