Germany pledges 13 million euros for Pakistan flood victims
September 07, 2022
KARACHI (Dunya News) – Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Sherry Rehman received call from German Minister Svenja Schulze (Federal Ministry of Germany for economic cooperation and development) and informed her on devastation caused by floods across the country and aid required carry out first facilitating the reaction in in flood-hit areas efficiently.
Minister Svenja expressed sincere condolences to her country with deepest sorrow on loss of precious lives and swore to Germany support of 13 million euros for Pakistan in this is a difficult time news release said.
Notification minister of damages caused by the floodMinister Rehman stressed: “1/3 of the country is under water. amount of rain we got it year is unprecedented, as a result in “The Monstrous Monsoon”. Over 33 million people are under the influence. Giving aid and rescue became a mammoth challenge yourself since there is no sushi in vision in southern province of Sindh which is the worst hit”.
Discussion need for filling the gap in humanitarian needs on ground, plus next challenge of restoration of climate-resistant infrastructure, federal minister remarked: “We in horrible need of transformation of our social goals related to climate change adaptation and mitigation. Despite less than 1% contribution to total Greenhouse gas emissions, Pakistan hardest hit by the effects of emissions.”
federal minister discussed the “Germany-Pakistan Climate Energy Initiative”, centered on on work to strengthen cooperation between Pakistan and Germany on in fight against climate change and energy issues.
German Minister Svenja Schulze expressed solidarity with in people of Pakistan and assured full support of German government to for Pakistan in these attempts times.
main a task of funds are designed to provide the most vulnerable layers of in population with assistance through existing social safety system. In addition, the emergency equipment and logistical support can be provided by redirecting funds from ongoing projects.
Rehman thanked Minister Schulze for her phone call as well as support and confirmed the Pakistani resolve to work with her German colleagues on building climate change resilience together.
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