Media Advisory - Interview Opportunity: Canadian Red Cross deploys aid worker
to assist relief efforts in Pakistan

OTTAWA, Aug. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - As the worst disaster in living memory continues to devastate the lives of 20 million people across Pakistan, the Canadian Red Cross is deploying Canadian aid worker Howard Arfin, a long-time international Red Cross delegate, to assist with emergency relief operations.

Arfin is an experienced Red Cross delegate with more than 20 years of field experience. Currently serving as the Canadian Red Cross Head of Delegation in India, he has previously been deployed to East and West Africa, Southeast Asia the Western Balkans and Iraq. He is the recipient of the Governor-General's Community Service Medal, and is inducted as a Member of the Order of Red Cross.

Arfin will be available for media interviews from Pakistan.

    
    What:     Canadian Red Cross emergency response in Pakistan

    Who:      Howard Arfin, Canadian Red Cross aid worker

    When:     August 18 - August 26
    

The Canadian Red Cross is a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which includes the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and 186 national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies globally. The Canadian Red Cross mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world.

SOURCE CRISIS IN PAKISTAN

For further information: For further information: or to schedule an interview with Arfin, please contact Canadian Red Cross Media Line, (613) 740-1994


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