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Walsall aid worker wants greater flood-relief control
A flood relief camp in the Muzaffargarh region
Flood-relief camps have been set up for people affected in Muzaffargarh

A West Midlands aid worker says greater co-ordination is needed in the distribution of supplies in the worst-hit areas in the Pakistan floods.

Mohammed Aslam is the founder of Walsall charity International Aid Trust and has travelled out to the Muzaffargarh region of the country.

At least 1,600 people are thought to have been killed with the north west part of Pakistan worst affected.

Britain has raised around £35 million in aid so far.

Earthquakes, tsunami, floods

With 20 million people affected by the rising waters and the continued threat of disease, the need for aid to reach the key areas of Pakistan is critical.

Mr Aslam has been involved with charity work for more than 20 years and started his own organisation, Midland International Aid Trust, in 2001.

Since then he has been an active relief worker in some of the biggest disaster areas around the world including 2010 earthquake in Haiti and areas affected by the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004.

Mr Aslam has gone to Muzaffargarh region in the south-west part of Pakistan where he is helping to organise and distribute supplies, including food and clean water.

More co-ordination needed

Speaking to BBC WM's Breakfast show he said the aid effort across Pakistan needs greater control and that the government could be helping to ensure that happens.

"There is no co-ordination whatsoever.

"There are some places that receive food twice a day and some places where there's no food for a week," he said.

"It's simple, they could make a list of the tents and how many people live in them to make sure everyone gets food but this is not happening at all.

"I urge the [UK] government to please [do it]. It's not complicated at all."


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