MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Canadian Red Cross deploys Emergency
Response team to Pakistan

OTTAWA, Aug. 23 /CNW/ - As the crisis continues to devastate the lives of 20 million people, the Canadian Red Cross is deploying an Emergency Response Unit (ERU) to Shikarpour, located in the Sindh province of Pakistan. 

The unit is comprised of a self-contained team of specialist professionals and pre-packed sets of standardised equipment.  This will provide immediate curative, preventive and community health care to thousands of vulnerable people.

The team will be departing from the Ottawa airport this afternoon. 


What:  Photo opportunity: Canadian Red Cross emergency response leaving for Pakistan
   
When:    August 23, 3:00pm
   
Where:   1000 Airport Parkway Private, Ottawa, Ontario, K1V 9B4

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 Canadian Red Cross

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(613) 740-1994

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