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Greek Canadian & Canadian Doctors Donates their Services to Pakistani Flood Victims

The Honourable Jim Karygiannis, Member of Parliament for Scarborough-Agincourt, together with Dr. Zaki Ahmed of Thunder Bay landed in Pakistan today. Dr. Ahmed will join doctors Dr. Shahnaz Dar of Scarborough and Dr. Muzmuzna Ahmed of Markham. They will be deployed to various internally displaced persons camps to offer medical assistance to the victims of the floods which have ravaged Pakistan.
“These doctors have taken time away from their busy practices and their families to help people who are in desperate need.” said Mr. Karygiannis. “I applaud each of them for their willingness to help their fellow man.”
The floods are a result of the torrential rains which began on July 22, 2010.  The rains have washed out roads and destroyed homes and businesses.  It has killed over 1,600 people and affected over 18 million people; approximately 4.5 million of whom are children. It is estimated that 4 million homes have been destroyed. Officials from various NGOs have indicated that the total number of victims is worse than the numbers of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan and the recent earthquake in Haiti combined.
“The doctors have agreed to periodically write about their experiences on the ground – what they are doing and what they are seeing.” Mr. Karygiannis stated. “I will be posting their words on ‘DOCTORS BLOG FROM PAKISTAN’. I want everyone to know what they are doing. They are the heroes. They are making a difference.”
(source: emphasis world)

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