Danish Government promises US$ 55,000 as flood relief donation

Islamabad: The recent floods destroyed public and private infrastructure in Sindh. The health, education and communication infrastructure has sustained substantial damage. A large part of cropped land has been inundated which has caused damage to 80% of cash crops.

The President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari appealed to the international community to provide assistance for flood affectees as the scale of the floods made it difficult for any single stakeholder to cope with aftermath of the disaster.

In a meeting with the Chairman NDMA, Dr. Zafar Qadir, the Ambassador of Denmark to Pakistan, H.E Uffe Wolffhechel, on behalf of his government promised to extend US$ 55,000 as flood relief donation for the flood affectees.

This Donation from Denmark is a testament of the trust that the international humanitarian fraternity has in the government of Pakistan and its disaster management system. This initiative will be instrumental in the provision of urgently needed relief to the flood hit people.

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