Germany increases its humanitarian assistance to Pakistan to 13 million US-Dollars

Aug 11, 2010

The German government today decided to substantially increase its humanitarian aid to Pakistan: The total amount of 13 million US-Dollars (10 million Euro) will now be made available to humanitarian organisations for the distribution of food and non-food items to the more than 6 million people in direct humanitarian need. More than 14 million people are estimated to be affected by this major catastrophe.

 

On the occassion of today’s publication of the “Pakistan Initial Floods Emergency Response Plan” (PIFERP) by the UN-Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Ambassador Miguel Berger, acting Permanent Representative, declared that a special focus of the German aid would be laid on water, sanitation and hygiene measures – one of the priorities identified in the PIFERP.

 

Ambassador Berger said: ”On behalf of the German government and the German people I wish to express my heartfelt condolences to the people of Pakistan.” He further underlined that Germany is firmly committed to supporting those in need and will continue to do her utmost to alleviate their suffering.

 

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