August 03, 2006

Dress Code For Aid Workers

Lest the injured be tempted before their impending death, and fellow rescuers distracted from their mission:
The authorities in the Pakistani town of Mansehra say they are drawing up guidelines for aid workers helping victims of last year's earthquake.

They want to ensure their dress and behaviour does not offend sensibilities in North West Frontier Province.

Some Muslim clerics accused women working for international aid organisations - including Pakistani women - of dressing improperly.

They were also alleged to have danced with men and consumed banned alcohol.
Hello nurse!

Note to international aid--don't forget to grab that burka and drop the tequila bottle before rushing to help disaster victims. Local sensibilities must be observed!


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