Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has expressed his gratitude to his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu for immediately sending volunteers for help in rehabilitation after flood.
In a telephonic conversation on Saturday, he apprised the Turkish Foreign Minister about enormous damage caused by the unusual rains and floods in Pakistan.
Thanking the Turkish Foreign Minister for Turkiye’s timely dispatch of team for flood relief assistance at the outset, the Foreign Minister highlighted that since June 2022, Pakistan had witnessed highest rainfall on record.
This had caused widespread flooding and landslides, with extreme repercussions for human lives, livelihoods, livestock, property and infrastructure. The disaster would likely be compounded by riverine floods as well.
Bilawal Bhutto stressed that the extensive damages to infrastructure was further impeding the relocation of people to safer locations and the effective delivery of assistance.
The Minister shared with his Turkish counterpart that Pakistan had prepared a “UN Flash Appeal” which would be launched on August 30, 2022. He expressed the hope that the international community would contribute towards meeting the funding requirements of the Flash Appeal.