Following the devastating floods in Pakistan, Germany is providing up to 500,000 euro in humanitarian emergency aid. This was announced today (31 July) by Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle. The funds are to be used to provide, among other things, emergency shelter, blankets and drinking water.
The floods are the worst since 1929 and have already cost the lives of several hundred people. There is every likelihood that the death toll will rise. The north-west of the country and Balochistan have been particularly hard hit.
The Federal Foreign Office is already in contact with several aid organizations and the first relief measures can thus be delivered without delay.
For more information on the humanitarian assistance provided by the Federal Foreign Office please consult: