Pakistan, Un Appeal For Financial Aid To Help Deal With Devastating Floods

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The United Nations and the Pakistani government on Tuesday issued a flash appeal worth $160 million to help the country cope with the devastating floods. 

So far more than 1,136 people have died in the floods. There has also been a lot of damage to infrastructure and crops. A statement by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was carried to the Pakistan Foreign Office in which he said that the fund will provide food, water, sanitation, emergency education, security and health assistance to 5.2 million people.

ISLAMABAD: Cash-strapped Pakistan government on Tuesday appealed to the United Nations to provide financial assistance of $ 160 million to deal with the devastating floods in the country. 

The Government of Pakistan has constituted a nodal disaster agency to deal with the devastating floods in the country due to the monsoon rains. About 33 million people have been displaced in the country due to the floods. 

According to the latest data released by the National Disaster Management Authority, the death toll in the countrywide floods rose to 1,136 on Monday, while 1,634 persons were injured and over 33 million people were displaced.

Pakistan’s Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Tuesday that the country would need more than $10 billion, which is about three percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), to rebuild flood-ravaged infrastructure. 

The federal government led by Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Monday set up the National Flood Response and Coordination Centre, which will include federal ministers, representatives of the armed forces, chief ministers and experts on disaster response. 

Pakistan’s Prime Minister’s Office tweeted after the meeting that the center would act as a bridge between disaster management officials, donors and government institutions.

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Provinces, especially Sindh have suffered losses of over Rs 355 billion

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PM Shahbaz said, after the devastating floods, the economic situation is serious

Water level of rivers receding in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Ahsan Iqbal says rebuilding may take five years

Chief of Army Staff Bajwa reached Swat to monitor flood relief activities

Canada, Azerbaijan and the UK pledged $5 million, $1.2 million and £1.5 million, respectively

US announces $30 million in humanitarian aid

PDMA releases Rs.220 million for relief measures in four Khyber Pakhtunkhwa districts

It will collect and analyze the latest information and provide it to the relevant government agencies. It will also oversee rescue and relief operations, including infrastructure reconstruction. 

Meanwhile, the government of Pakistan and the United Nations made a joint appeal for $160 million in financial assistance to help the country cope with the devastating floods. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that Pakistan is facing a dire situation due to floods and heavy rains and floods have caused widespread impact. 

Guterres said that with this amount, 52 lakh people would be given food, water, sanitation, emergency education, security and health related help.

The move comes at a time when the ‘2022 Pakistan Flood Response Plan (FRP)’ was jointly launched by the Government of Pakistan and the United Nations in Islamabad and Geneva on Tuesday. According to Pakistan’s Foreign Office, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari delivered the keynote address at an event organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

After this, a video message of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was released. Bilawal said that we are facing this problem due to above average monsoon. He said that there is a whole new level of devastation due to climate and nature is sending a message to all.

The minister said that 72 districts have been declared disaster-hit and more than 33 lakh people have been affected. Meanwhile, Canada has announced an aid of 5 million US dollars to Pakistan, while the Chinese government has promised 100 million yuan to the Pakistani government. After Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, her son Prince Charles expressed heartfelt condolences on Monday. 

In a message to the President of Pakistan, Prince Charles said that my wife and I are deeply saddened by the devastation caused by the recent floods in Pakistan. We express our condolences to all the flood victims and their loved ones and to the lakhs of people who have lost property and their livelihood.

According to the news of ‘Express Tribune’, due to heavy water flow in rivers in the northern part of Pakistan, there is a danger of breach of the embankments of the Indus river in Sindh province. According to the ‘Dawn’ newspaper, torrential rains continue in Sindh province, many acres of fertile soil have been washed away, causing US $ 1.6 billion in damage. 

Meanwhile, former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has raised five billion rupees for the flood-affected people through an international campaign. Khan said people can donate to two bank accounts opened by the governments of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

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