France gives 7.54m Euros for flood relief

The amount was donated by the French government, NGOs and the Pakistani community in France.


August 30, 2010

A total of 7.54 million Euros have so far been donated by the Pakistani Community, the French government and various NGOs from France for the flood affected people of Pakistan.

This amount includes 1.3 million Euros from the French Government, 6.059 million Euros from various French NGOs, 186,379 Euros from the Pakistani Community and other individuals and groups, said a press release from Paris on Monday.

A French NGO, ACTED has provided water and food support for 10,000 people in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

The French government has also dispatched 35 tons of emergency relief goods including tarpaulins, water tanks, blankets, jerry cans, cooking kits and water purification tablets I addition to 200 shelter boxes.

The first French plane carrying the relief goods reached Pakistan on August 19, while the second is likely to depart very soon. A ship carrying 400 tons of relief goods is likely to be sent by mid-September.

COMMENTS (2)

Sultan Ahmed. | 11 years ago | Reply World is awakening but slowly slowly. We should thank full to the government of France and the Muslim community for their good assistance at the time of test, while hundred and hundred of thousand helpless people are facing natural disaster in form of mighty flood and torrential rains.
Zulfiqar Haider | 11 years ago | Reply The response of international community has been phenomenal and has already reduced a lot of burden off the government, which is already dealing with a weak financial condition.
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