IFRC working to raise $55million for flood victims


The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Head of Emergency for Pakistan ChiranJiva livera has said that floods in Pakistan have badly affected people where the scale of the help is to be increased.

Therefore, IFRC is working to raise 55 million dollars in donations all over the world at the request of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society. The amount will be spent on the rehabilitation and recovery of flood victims in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, and Sindh. He expressed these views while talking to Journalists during his visit to flood-affected areas in Dera Ismail Khan.

He said that Pakistan Red Crescent is currently providing shelter, food, clean drinking water, free medical facilities, free medicines, and health and hygiene care kits and awareness to the flood victims in collaboration with IFRC, ICRC, Norwegian Red Cross, and other movement partners.

However, the victims still need more aid, for which we are taking steps to raise donations at the international level. On the other hand, The Norwegian Red Cross’s head of International programs Rothing Jakob said that he was saddened by the damage caused by the floods in Pakistan.

The Norwegian Red Cross is trying its best to help the victims, adding” we currently provide free medical facilities as well as free medicines in various districts”. He said, we are also working closely with the Pakistan Red Crescent society, the government of Pakistan, and the district administration for providing hygiene kits and awareness too. Meanwhile, both Heads also met provincial minister Faisal Amin Gandapur and Commissioner DI Khan Amir Afaq.

A detailed briefing was given by the PRCS KP management about ongoing flood relief operations in KP.

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