Denmark provides 10 million DKK in humanitarian aid for the floods in Pakistan

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Islamabad:(Rana Tariq) Pakistan is badly affected by floods. A third of the country is under water. 33 million people are affected and over 6 million have humanitarian needs according to the UN. Pakistan has declared the situation a national disaster.

Pakistan’s authorities and the UN have asked the outside world for urgent support to deal with the massive destruction and humanitarian needs. Denmark meets the need and provides support of DKK 10 million. DKK. The contribution is given to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR.

“We are seeing sad pictures right now from Pakistan. Homes being swept away by the flash floods. Parents rescuing their children from the bodies of water. The floods are yet another example that it is the most vulnerable who are hit the hardest by climate change. Denmark continues to support climate efforts globally, and we lend a helping hand to UNHCR’s relief work in Pakistan,” says Development Minister Flemming Møller Mortensen.

The Danish support to UNHCR will go to the relief work in Pakistan. UNHCR has so far provided emergency relief in the form of tents, tarpaulins, sanitary products, blankets and sleeping mats. Denmark supports the needs for continued emergency relief and protection of women and children in the affected areas.

Denmark already supports UNHCR’s work in Pakistan for the refugees displaced from Afghanistan.