French humanitarian assistance to the earthquake affected areas of Pakistan
(Information effective October 10, 2005)
So far, the French government has sent to Pakistan :
A C-135 aircraft, ferrying a 20 member rescue team along with necessary equipment, two trained dogs for the search of injured persons and five experts to assess additional needs. The rescue team is already working on the ground ;
An Airbus carrying 40 emergency doctors, 17 military doctors and medical equipment;
Another C-135 aircraft ferrying medical equipment, including an advanced surgical unit ;
An additional aircraft will take off shortly, carrying 90 tons of humanitarian emergency assistance. More flights might be organized according to the needs.
For more information, please contact the French embassy’s press office : 202 944 60 70