SDF UH-1 helicopter. Creative Commons photo, Flckr user a.koto.

Japan has received a request from Pakistan to help deal with a humanitarian crisis caused by deadly floods.

A government official Wednesday said the government is weighing a request received from the Pakistani government Tuesday to dispatch SDF helicopter corps to transport relief goods to flooded areas in Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa Province. (Link)

The flooding in Pakistan has killed at least 1,500 people and affected an estimated 14 million others, or about 8% of Pakistan’s population. The Khyber-Paktoonkhwa province has also been the scene of attacks by the Pakistani Taliban, who just last week killed the head of the 25,000 strong Pakistani Frontier Corps.

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