EU gives $39 mn in aid to Pakistan

August 1st, 2010 - 6:43 am ICT by IANS  

Brussels, Aug 1 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has given 30 million euros (about $39 million) in aid to Pakistan so it could help the most needy, including those hit by the current floods in the country, a media report said.
The European Commission announced this Saturday.

Geo TV said at least 800 people have been killed in floods in northwest Pakistan, while thousands of others have been affected.

“I am pleased that our decision to provide new humanitarian funding for the most vulnerable people in Pakistan will also be able to benefit the people, who have suffered from this disaster,” said Kristalina Georgieva, EU humanitarian aid commissioner.

The UN has said about one million people have been affected by the floods.

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