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Pakistani children cheer for Eid clothes

09-07-2010 08:46 BJT

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Eid ul Fitr, a major Muslim festival, is just around the corner. Volunteers are trying to make sure flood-affected children in Pakistan have something to celebrate.

The children in the devastated village of Joora receive a pleasant surprise. It's a group of volunteers with some new Eid clothes for them.

The girls get sparkly satin suits in bright colors, while the boys get shirts with embroidered Chinese collars.

After the generous handout, the children rush to their temporary home happily holding their new suits on hangers.

Claus Wolf, German Defense Attache in Pakistan, said, "You see the children around me, a lot of them still have expectations because many of them didn't get a gift today. We will certainly come back. You see all those children who are the most affected people in this flood and I am so grateful to be a witness of this wonderful donation."

Usually, children's Eid clothes are made by their mothers. However, the recent floods have left more than four million Pakistanis homeless, leaving no where to create and little room to celebrate.

Because many Pakistanis are donating their personal savings to flood relief efforts, Eid festivities this year are expected to be much more subdued.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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