The European Union will significantly increase its aid to the flood victims in Pakistan, according to an official declaration issued by the EU.
The European Crisis Management Commissioner, Janez Lenari, announced Rs6.7 billion (€30 million) in humanitarian help for Pakistan during a meeting with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. This week, the commissioner is in Pakistan to observe firsthand the effects of the devastating floods and the ongoing relief operations. The most urgent needs, including as those for fundamental shelter, clean water to drink and sanitary conditions, as well as for food and nourishment, will be met with the help of this extra money.
Women, children, and other vulnerable individuals will be protected from additional damage as a result of the initiatives sponsored by the European Union, and youngsters will soon regain access to education.
People will be able to restore their houses and means of subsistence thanks to financial aid. The potential effect on those impacted will also be considered given the severity of the crisis.
People in Pakistan are suffering the devastating consequences of an unprecedented flooding emergency. Our thoughts are with those who have lost family members, friends, or their own homes. What is more, many livelihoods have been lost. With this new funding, the EU reaffirms its continued support to Pakistan and stands by the most vulnerable to help them fulfil their basic needsCommissioner Janez Lenari
As soon as he arrived in Pakistan, Commissioner Lenarcic went to Khipro in the Sindh province to evaluate the extent of the catastrophe, consult with the affected populations, and observe the existing European relief efforts. He went to an EU-funded international non-governmental organization’s humanitarian operation and a water purifying facility run by a Danish civil protection team.
The Copernicus satellite program from the European Commission gathers actual information and offers high-resolution maps to aid in the evaluation of the situation in the most impacted areas.
The Regional and National Authorities, as well as teams on the ground, may monitor the situation and allocate resources as needed with the aid of the Global Flood Monitoring (GFM) system of the EU.