Pakistan bags 30 million euros in EU humanitarian aid

August 1st, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI  

Brussels, Aug 1(ANI): The European Union (EU) has said that it has given 30 million euros in humanitarian aid to Pakistan.

“The European Commission has adopted a 30-million-euro humanitarian aid decision to assist the most vulnerable people in Pakistan in urgent need of help,” The News quoted an EC statement, as saying.

Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva said that the money would be used to help people who have been affected by rain and flood related incidents in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Balochistan and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

“Pakistan has been hit by terrible floods and more rain is forecast. Our thoughts are with those affected by them,” Georgieva said.

“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,” he added.

Monsoon rains and floods continue to wreak havoc across Pakistan, as the death toll has climbed to 800.

According to reports, the rescue workers and troops are also struggling to reach over 26,758 people who are stranded in KP, Balochistan and FATA.

The UN has said that the floods have affected almost a million people. (ANI)

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