EU doubles Pakistan flood aid to 150 million euros

By AFP
Published: October 1, 2010
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Combined with contributions from national governments, the European Union's support for Pakistan now totals €400 million. PHOTO: EPA

Combined with contributions from national governments, the European Union's support for Pakistan now totals €400 million. PHOTO: EPA

BRUSSELS: The European Commission has decided to more than double its Pakistan flood aid to €150 million ($205 million), the European Union’s humanitarian aid chief said on Friday.

The EU’s executive arm has already provided €70 million in aid and will now distribute another €80 million to its partner organisations, European humanitarian aid commissioner Kristalina Georgieva told a news conference.

“Our own staff in Pakistan confirms that more financial resources will translate into more lives saved and more people helped,” she said.

“For that reason we have decided in the commission to more than double our humanitarian support to Pakistan.”

Combined with contributions from national governments, the European Union’s support for Pakistan now totals €400 million, she said.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Anoop
    Oct 1, 2010 - 8:49PM

    EU doing this inspite of Mumbai-style attack originating from Pakistan eliminated shows how advanced EU is when compared to petro-dollar rich Muslim states who haven’t come forward to support their fellow Muslims.Recommend

  • Oct 1, 2010 - 10:36PM

    @ Anoop, Saudi Arabia is the one who paid the largest amount and they paid it immediately after floods. Get your facts straight first.Recommend

  • Anoop
    Oct 2, 2010 - 8:13PM

    @Mariam,

    Apart from Saudi Arabia who helped? There are many many Muslim majority countries and Islamic countries and many have lot of petrodollars and can easily spare a change. Saudi Arabia’s contribution is still less than US’s which is hated by most Pakistanis.Recommend

  • Naveed khan
    Oct 15, 2010 - 6:32PM

    This is our responsibility to take a final decision for our future & don’t look at to others.This is not a matter who they are muslims or nonmuslims.As a whole nation we have to decide it right now. Recommend

  • Nayyer iqbal
    Oct 18, 2010 - 1:34AM

    our Govt try to create his own resourses not base on beg,as a nation its good for us…..Recommend

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