the patients were Chinese employees working at Chinese compani
es in Pakistan, but now more than 80 percent of patients are Pakistanis.亚博贵宾后花园
The foundation also planned to build a similar center in Pakistan’s Balochistan province last year, but the plan was del
ayed due to security concerns. However, the center is likely to be opened this year, Liu said.亚博贵宾后花园女神会所
The foundation also plans to build more of these facilities to meet local demand for medica
l care and emergency services, but obstacles such as the threat of terrorism remain, he said.
亚博贵宾后花园On May 11, a five-star hotel in Gwadar, Pakistan, was attacked by terrorists, resultin
g in four hotel employees and a soldier being killed. Yan Yibing, a member of the CRCF, said the attack o
ccurred just a few hundred meters from the emergency center where he and his Chinese colleagues worked.亚博贵宾后花园
“I had never heard gunshots before, and at first I thought it was firecrackers,” he recalled. “Then we heard people shouting o
utside and realized an attack happened. We were very frightened, and none of us dared to make a sound.”亚博贵宾后花园女神会所
Liu said the emergency center has been reinforced to mak
e it more secure for medical and Red Cross staff members working there.亚博贵宾后花园
Global demand for humanitarian assistance is huge, so China will intensify its contribution, Liu said.
In Afghanistan, for example, the number of children wit
h congenital heart disease registered with local Red Crescent societies exceeds亚博贵宾后花园
7,000. In Iraq, it is estimated that more than 10 million people need humanitarian assistance, he said.
“We will intensify efforts and try our best to deliver more inter亚博贵宾后花园女神会所
national humanitarian assistance to help more people,” Liu said.
Chinese candidates for the 45th WorldSkills competition had their zeal drummed up at a morale-motivating confe
亚博贵宾后花园女神会所rence held by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security in Beijing on Friday.
The biennial WorldSkills competition will be held from Aug 22 to 27 in Kazan, R
ussia, and will involve about 1,355 candidates from 69 member countries and regions.