The Lebanese government is discussing plans to send an aid-loaded plane to Pakistan in response to the devastating floods that have ravished the country:

…a coordination meeting was held on Monday for that reason at the governmental house.

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who headed the meeting that was attended by Pakistan’s ambassador, already stressed Lebanon’s readiness to send an aid plane.

I’m glad to see the government helping out though I wonder why it took so long to respond to the UN’s request for aid which was announced 15 days ago. As of August 26, the top donor countries are:

  1. United States
  2. Saudi Arabia
  3. United Kingdom
  4. *Private Individuals & Organizations*
  5. European Union
  6. Australia

In addition to Saudi Arabia, other Arab donors include Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, the UAE, Morocco, Qatar, and Egypt. Lebanon has yet to contribute any aid.

The Guardian: Pakistan flood aid is desperately needed. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

The Guardian: Pakistan flood aid is desperately needed. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images