Amid devastating destruction and loss of so many lives due to overwhelming floods in Pakistan, many World leaders have announced solidarity and financial help for the flood affectees in the country.
As the flood destruction continues, PM Shahbaz Sharif is receiving solidarity messages and phone calls from friendly countries. Leaders of these countries have also announced emergency help for the flood victims. UN has planned a flash appeal on August 30, 2022 hoping that the world will generously donate to the flood affectees in Pakistan.
On Saturday 27 August 2022, UAE President ordered instant support for Pakistan by sending 3,000 tonnes of food along with medicines, tents, and other goods. Also, UAE relief teams will extend their support to the relevant institutes of Pakistan to deal with the flood crisis. UN CERF (Central Emergency Respond Fund) donates $3 million to fulfill the health, food, water, and living needs of flood victims.
European Union allocated €1.8 million aid, UK announces 1.5 million pounds, and US sends $1 million for Pakistan. China has also announced the provision of humanitarian supplies along with $300,000 financial aid. APCEA (All Pakistan Chinese Enterprises’ Association) has donated Rs15 Million fund.
Saudia Arabia has sent 900 tonnes of food items on an emergency basis to fulfill the basic needs of flood affectees. Turkey Government has also sent two relief planeloads consisting of food, tents, medicines, etc.
Qatar Red Cresent Society has donated $100,000 to provide support and relief to the flood victims in Pakistan. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has shown solidarity to Pakistan amid flood devastation while ensuring support through the UN’s CERF and Red Cross Canada.
The recent floods in Pakistan due to 375.4 mm of heavy rainfall have devasted the country especially the province of Sindh, Balochistan, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Some areas of Punjab are also affected by the floods. The death toll due to floods crosses 1,000 while thousands have been injured and displaced. In the last 24 hours, 119 more deaths are reported.
According to the data shown by NDMA Pakistan, 149 bridges and 3,451.5 km of roads have been damaged. 949,858 homes have also been destroyed, partially and fully. 5,773,063 people have been affected by the floods as a whole.