HYSLOP CALLS FOR SUPPORT FROM WEST LOTHIAN FOR PAKISTAN FLOOD VICITMS
Fiona Hyslop MSP for Lothians has appealed to members of the public to donate as much as they can to help the victims of the flooding in Pakistan.
Ms Hyslop announced £900,000 of humanitarian aid and development funding on behalf of the Scottish Government in her capacity as Minister for External Affairs on Saturday and is now calling upon her constituents to donate generously to the people of Pakistan in their time of need.
Ms Hyslop said:
“”The scale of destruction and human suffering caused by the flooding in Pakistan is truly appalling.
“It is our moral duty to do whatever is within our power to ease the suffering of the people whose lives have been devastated by this tragedy.
“The people of West Lothian are generous and extremely compassionate and so I would like to encourage them to support the Disasters Emergency Appeal (DEC) which is allowing humanitarian organisations to work to ease the suffering of the people affected by this disaster.”
To see Fiona as Minister for External Affairs meeting with Mr Sheyryar Akbar Khan, Pakistan Consul General click here.
This photo was taken at Glasgow Airport as the last crate of a consignment of urgently-needed humanitarian aid left Scotland.