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NNWN/31/08/2022

Even as number of deaths increases due to floods in Pakistan, UN Secretary General António Guterres has put up a flash appeal of 160 million US dollars to support flood-ravaged Pakistan. More than 1,000 people have died since June in Pakistan due to the damage caused by flooding in various parts of the country. Taking note of the situation which has apparently been caused by the effect of climate change, Pakistan government has been working round the clock to help flood victims across the country. Meanwhile, International NGOs have come forward to help flood victims. Local non-governmental organisations, environmentalists have been making all out efforts to provide relief material to the flood victims.

The Pakistan government, provincial governments, armed forces, PTI chairman Imran Khan have also stepped up efforts to collect funds besides political parties and reputed NGOs. Several countries have come forward to help.  Germany has announced an emergency food relief project to provide food aid for flood victims in Balochistan. German Consul-General, Holger Ziegeler, and the CEO of Balochistan Rural Support Programme (BRSP) Dr Shahnawaz Khan signed an agreement to provide food aid for 1,000 families for two months in Lasbela District, Balochistan. Consul-General remarked that the project will help flood-stricken families with their immediate nutrition needs and allow them to focus on other pressing issues. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has sent a plan carrying relief goods for the flood-affected people of Pakistan.

Save the Children has called on the international community to provide urgent, additional humanitarian aid, to save lives and keep children and families safe. Save the Children has mobilised its humanitarian response teams across the worst affected areas of Shikarpur and Jacobabad, with emergency responders distributing temporary shelters, household kits including pots and pans, dignity kits for teenage girls, and food packs to families, according to the press release.

Available reports suggested that some unknown NGOs and people have started collecting donations in the name of helping flood victims which has become a cause of serious concern for the police and security agencies. However, Karachi city police officer Javed Alam Odho has advised people to donate funds to flood victims through reputed and known non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and philanthropists.