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Federal Foreign Office provides humanitarian aid for flood victims in north-west Pakistan

15.08.2008

The Federal Foreign Office is making available 100,000 euro to help flood victims in north-west Pakistan.

Following heavy rainfall, more than 200,000 people in the region bordering on Afghanistan have been affected during the last week. At least 41 people have died and 50 are still missing.

There is a particularly urgent need for tents, blankets, basic medical care, as well as drinking water and basic foodstuffs. Germany is funding emergency projects operated by the experienced relief organization CAMP (Community Appraisal and Motivation Programme). It is also fostering cooperation between the Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) and the local Pakistan authority responsible for disaster reduction.

Pakistan is regularly hit by serious flooding during the monsoon season. The Federal Foreign Office last provided emergency aid – to the tune of 350,000 euro – for flood victims last summer.

Another focus of German humanitarian aid in Pakistan is assistance for Afghan refugees. In 2008 alone, the Federal Foreign Office has already made available 440,000 euro, and it has provided a total of 1.4 million euro during the last five years.

More information on humanitarian aid can be found on the Federal Foreign Office's website at:

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