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Pakistan flood relief to get £500,000 from Scottish Government

Disasters Emergency Committee launches appeal.

Funding of £500,000 is being provided by the Scottish Government to help with relief efforts in Pakistan after devastating floods left millions of people homeless and vast swathes of the country under water.

The funding will be split between the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Pakistan Floods Appeal and members of the Scottish Government’s Humanitarian Emergency Fund Panel.

International Development Minister Neil Gray said:

“More than 1,000 people, including hundreds of children, have lost their lives and 33 million people in total have been affected by the devastating floods that have left a third of their country under water. This Scottish Government funding will go directly towards supporting the humanitarian efforts to help all those affected.

Our thoughts are very much with all of the people directly affected by the floods as well as the Pakistani community in Scotland who will be worried about their families and friends in Pakistan. I have written to the Pakistan Consul General outlining the Scottish Government’s support for Scotland’s Pakistani community, ensuring that where we can, we support what the community here will be doing to support friends and family in Pakistan.

I would encourage people who are able to offer support to donate through the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Pakistan Floods Appeal.”

Chief Executive of Scotland’s International Development Alliance, Frances Guy said:

“We welcome the funding given in response to the devastating floods in Pakistan. Humanitarian relief is much needed in emergency situations such as this. But beyond that, funding is needed for Loss and Damage so that communities can identify in their own terms what was lost and damaged, and recovery can extend beyond the economic. We hope to see more nations follow Scotland’s lead in providing Loss and Damage funding and meaningful commitments at COP27.”

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