Denmark pledges additional DKK 26.7m humanitarian assistance for Pakistani kids

Zubair Qureshi

During the recent International Conference on a Climate Resilient Pakistan, Denmark announced additional humanitarian assistance of DKK 26.7 million to support the flood relief efforts of Pakistan.

The Danish assistance will provide health, nutrition, WASH, child protection services & education for 10 million children in Pakistan through UNICEF, said a press handout on Friday. The Danish Minister for Development Cooperation and Global Climate Policy Dan Jorgensen in a statement said: “The scale of the destruction is almost beyond comprehension. Yet it is the harsh reality for the 33 million people who were affected by them. The floods show all too clearly the severe consequences that climate change has for the world’s most vulnerable people,” he said.

Denmark has already supported Pakistan with a number of humanitarian & assistance projects like water purification and humanitarian aid in connection with the floods. But more is needed.“Hennce, I am happy that on Monday we announced a further DKK 26.7 Million through the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to support the nearly 10 million children, who continue to need humanitarian aid,” said Dan Jorgensen. We look forward to further deepening bilateral relations between Denmark and Pakistan and developing a rsilient Pakistan, he concluded.