ISLAMABAD: UK provides further emergency assistance support of £15 million to Pakistan after devastating floods that left third of country under water.
This was reported by the press service of the British High Commission. in Islamabad on Thursday, Minister of Foreign Affairs of United Kingdom Liz Truss stated that the Humanitarian support for a total of £15 million from the UK. help provide shelter and essentials people across the country.
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, in her statement, said: “Great Britain stands with Pakistan, dozens of millions of people face devastating floods that left third of country – a area about size of Great Britain is underwater. “As a major humanitarian donor, we will do our best to deliver life-saving aid to the most vulnerable, including through this £15 million. package of support”.
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It is important to note that the government of Pakistan and UN issue joint appeal on August 30 for USD 160 million up to help for a long time-term recovery. Early scores of the damage suggests it will have an impact of US$10 billion.
Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, minister of State for South and Central Asia, said:
“We see first-manual tragic effects of climate change and its impact on millions of people across the country. UK open 24/7 with authorities of Pakistan to determine that support is required in short-term and longer-term.
“We also works in pace with international organizations working directly on land to help victims of catastrophe. These include the United Nations and the World Bank.
We will continue work hand in hand with in international community collect best possible global support package for Pakistan is recovering.”
It is important to note here that the flood affected more than 33 million people, with 1100 lost lives. latest financing announced Minister for Foreign Affairs after the UK provided £1.5 million for disaster relief. last weekend.
After launch of Emergency Committee (DEC) Pakistan Statement on Floods Today (1 September 2022) announced So be it match lb. for lb. first £5 million of public donations as part of today’s total Pledge £15 million.
Rest of British funding of £10 million announced today I will go to international aid agencies on land to help they respond to people’s basic needs, including by providing water, sanitation, shelter and protection women and girls. So be it also support families to repair their homes and support their livelihoods.