LDS Church continuing to aid Pakistani flood victims

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SALT LAKE CITY -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is preparing to ship about 400,000 pounds of relief supplies to flood victims in Pakistan.

Officials say while the earthquake in Haiti was a disaster, the floods in Pakistan may prove more devastating.

"Over 20 million people affected by the flood; many people have been displaced from their homes, and it's a very serious situation. The UN is estimating that over 8 million people are in need of emergency aid right now," said Nate Leishman, manager of humanitarian emergency response for the LDS Church.

The Church aid to Pakistan has been flowing for several weeks, and officials say they probably will continue to send it for weeks or even months to come.


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