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Tourists set up medical camp


At a time when most tourists are fleeing Pakistan, a group of professors and students from Taiwan has decided to stay in the region and set up a medical camp.
The remote Ladakh region of Indian-administered Kashmir has also been hit by flooding.
Local medical facilities are struggling to cope with the influx of those needing treatment.
“Originally, we planned to come here for some humanitarian programme and specially for health education. And it happened – the floods happened - and so, we changed our plan” said the organiser of the trip, Professor of Surgery Wei Shone-Chen.
“We came as tourists and I think it was expected of us to stay here. I think everyone would do this, this was our education. Nobody would come here and see all this disaster and say, ‘I am not connected to it’ and go back.” said Israeli volunteer, Motan Golan.
The group includes volunteers from France, Germany, Switzerland and Israel.
Tourists of several different nationalities were caught up in the floods in north-west Pakistan.
Hundreds were rescued by the country’s military.
The area is popular with walkers and white-water rafters.

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