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Evangelical Christians from South Asia living in Britain are pushing to have Pakistan’s crippling international debts cancelled.
Arms companies including BAE Systems are facing sharp criticism for the growth of robotic weapons that allow operators to kill people thousands of miles away.
The DEC Pakistan Floods Appeal has now reached £47 million, Disasters Emergency Committee chief Brendan Paddy has announced.
Of the 20 million people affected by the floods in Pakistan, some 85 per cent are women and children, and around 500,000 are pregnant women.
The Jubilee Debt Campaign is calling on the British government to exert pressure on international institutions to cancel Pakistan's debt.
The Disasters Emergency Committee in the UK is encouraging corporate donations as part of its drive to raise money for flood-stricken Pakistan.
Debt activists have said that they fear the aid to Pakistan will be dwarfed by its debt repayments and issued a warning over new loans.
The Disasters Emergency Committee says that for the first time in 45 years it has seen donations rise during the second week of an appeal.
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and the Elders group want people and governments to give “more quickly and generously” to flood-stricken Pakistan.
The Disasters Emergency Committee in the UK has expressed grave concern following reports of cholera in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.