EU raises Pakistan flood aid to 70 million euros

The European Union announced an additional 30 million euros in emergency relief assistance to flood-stricken Pakistan.


Agencies August 18, 2010



The European Union announced on Wednesday that it would provide an additional 30 million euros (39 million US dollars) in emergency relief assistance to flood-stricken Pakistan, bringing its total aid to 70 million euros.

European humanitarian aid commissioner Kristalina Georgieva will travel to the affected areas of Pakistan on Monday to meet with authorities, relief experts and victims of the floods, the European Commission said.

WAPDA increases aid

Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) donated another Rs 45 million to the Prime Minister Relief Fund for victims of the recent floods in the country. The total amount contributed by WAPDA for providing relief to the people in the flood-hit areas has risen to Rs 52 million so far.

Earlier, WAPDA distributed food items, medicines etc. worth Rs 2 million amongst affectees of the flood through its Relief & Medical Camps. In addition, a sum of Rs 5 million had also been donated to the Prime Minister Relief Fund by WAPDA employees from their salaries.

Government thanks Saudi Arabia

Pakistan Government has expressed gratitude to the Custodian of two holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz for the public fund raising campaign for flood affectees. The public fund raising campaign launched by the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques has generated 300 million Saudi Riyals so far. The total donation collected on behalf of the Saudi people so far comes to 400 million Saudi Riyals.

COMMENTS (1)

Aayan Mirza | 11 years ago | Reply Why then WAPDA can't generate electricity for the people of Pakistan, if it has got that much money......
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