Germany enhances financial support to €56m for flood victims

ISLAMABAD   -  German Ambassador to Pakistan Alfred Grannas has announced that Germany scaled up financial assistance to €56 million for families affected by floods. In his tweet, the German Ambassador said the aid was increased to help families and deal with the devastating effects of recent flooding, adding, “We will continue to stand by the brave people of Pakistan and extend our help and sup­port during this tragic time.”

The aid will supply food, hygiene products, med­ical supplies, etc., to the flood victims in Pakistan.

“Our thoughts are with the victims’ families, as expressed by President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and federal chancellor Olaf Scholz in their letters of condolences to their respected counterparts. 

Federal Minister Svenja Schulze held a video conference with the minister for climate change Sherry Rehman, on 7 September, he added.

He said that the homeless would be able to re­turn to their home regions as quickly as possible. 

Pakistan has asked for international help, and Germany is coordinating its support towards Pa­kistan with other donors.

It is pertinent to mention that several projects of bilateral support for Pakistan have been imple­mented already, e.g., for Baluchistan, or announced. In close cooperation with the government of Pa­kistan, Germany has expedited its short-term hu­manitarian assistance and middle-and long-term cooperation for Pakistan in this difficult situation. The total amount of German support for Pakistan currently adds up to approx. € 56m.

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