France allocates 1 million Euros for relief of flood affected areas

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Zubair Qureshi

The government of France has allocated 1 million Euros for three International Non-Government Organizations to carry out relief work in the flood-affected areas of Pakistan. The international NGOs—Action Against Hunger, Secours Islamique France and Médecins du Monde—are already working in flood-hit areas providing medical, civic and humanitarian assistance. In this regard, a cheque-giving ceremony took place at the residence of the French Ambassador where Ambassador Nicolas Galey handed over the cheques to the three organizations and appreciated their work in the disaster-stricken areas.

He hoped through the French contribution, they will provide critical assistance to vulnerable households, and contribute to reducing loss of lives and improving living conditions in flood-affected communities.

The French ambassador was of the view that the French INGOs together with their Pakistani partners were playing an essential role in providing humanitarian assistance to the flood-affected communities.

The French government is pleased to support Action against Hunger, Secours Islamique France and Médecins du Monde in their relief operations, he said. This financial support builds on other support provided by France, including the mission in September of a French medical team, the distribution of high-capacity water pumps, the provision of emergency equipment (tents, kitchen sets…), the current French civil security-led water purification operation in Dadu district, and the procurement of a portable bridge in the coming weeks”.

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