The Ismaili Imamate has announced he will donate US$10 million to support relief efforts after severe flooding in Pakistan, according to ARY News.
Deeply indebted to His Highness the Aga Khan for contribution of $10 million for in flood victims in Pakistan. In a phone chat with Prince Rahim Aga Khan today, I asked His Highness play his role in raising awareness of flood situation in international community.
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) September 4, 2022
Donation comes after discussion on Sunday between Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Shahbaz Sharif and Prince Rahim Aga Khan, Chairman of AKDN Environment and Climate Committee and Senior son of His Highness the Aga Khan, 49th Hereditary Imam of Ismaili Muslims.
Prince Rahim expresses concern over loss of lives and property due to natural disaster. He announced donation of $10 million for flood- relief activities in affected areas of country, out of what $5 million will be donated directly government of Pakistan, while another $5 million will be provided to the agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). in countries that do in relief efforts.
Prince Rahim said: “I am deeply concerned about the impact of in current floods in Pakistan, which were strengthened by the consequences of changing of the climate. These floods and many others weather events we’re going through around the world to demand us all — governments, businesses, communities and individuals — to redouble our efforts to combat climate crisis that threatens to engulf us. Institutions of The Ismaili Imamate was mobilized to support in government in its relief and rehabilitation efforts”.
During the discussion, the Prime Minister expressed his gratitude on on behalf of of in people and government of Pakistan for unshakable support of Ismaili Imamat and AKDN institutions. He also expressed the deepest respect for in work which AKDN institutions provide in Pakistan since independence.
Aga Khan Agency for Habitat and FOCUS are owned by AKDN. lead response agencies for relief efforts. To date over 8000 people Was successfully evacuated from affected areas during more more than 4,000 families were provided with food packages with start of flood. The health camps were set up in several parts of country by the Aga Khan University and the Aga Khan Health Service, where over 2000 flood affected people help provided.