Australia announces $2 million humanitarian assistance for Pakistan

BYYasir Rehman


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Australia Tuesday announced to provide $2 million in urgent humanitarian assistance in response to devastating floods in Pakistan.

Pakistan has declared a national emergency, with more than 33 million people affected by the disaster.

5 people trapped in flood water and four of them washed away

According to National Disaster Management Authority of Pakistan, currently 1/3 of the country is under water, 1350 people have been killed, 50M people are displaced, 900K livestock deaths, 1 million houses washed away, more than 40 water reservoirs breached, over 220 bridges across the country have been collapsed and 90% cropped are damaged causing over $10B loss to the economy.

Kaghan Valley, a day before devastated flood
Kaghan Valley, after flooding

“I extend Australia’s deepest sympathies and condolences to the families and communities that have lost loved ones, and those whose lives and livelihoods have been affected”’ Foreign Minister Senator Penny Wong in her statement.

She said Australia’s support will be delivered through the World Food Program to assist the Pakistan Government and its people to respond to immediate humanitarian needs, particularly those disproportionately affected by the floods, including women, children and the vulnerable.

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