Pakistan flood victims (AP)
Flood survivors negotiate a flooded road at Muzaffargarh, in central Pakistan on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010. Photo by AP / Khalid Tanveer
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The Canadian Jewish Humanitarian and Relief Committee Ve'ahavta is working to develop a Jewish response to the crisis through a Pakistan Flood Relief Fund, Avrum Rosensweig, President of Ve’ahavta said on Friday.

The Canadian committee is working to gather food, clothes, medicine and other resources as part of a donor-supported relief projects based on the Jewish principle of Tikun Olam.

Pakistan has been hit by devastating floods, with at least 1,600 announced dead and over 20 million people have lost their homes. More than 6,000 villages and towns have been swept away by the floods, as one fifth of the country is under water.

“The suffering in Pakistan is devastating and we, the Jewish people, are therefore extending our caring and resources to help. We wish for peace between all peoples and a world of co-existence and health," Rosensweig said.

The JDC previously sent aid to victims of Pakistan earthquakes in 2005 and 2008.