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Iceland Contributes to Emergency Relief in Pakistan

The government of Iceland announced after a cabinet meeting on Tuesday that ISK 23 million (USD 191,000, EUR 149,000) will be contributed to emergency relief in areas impacted by the monsoon floods in Pakistan.

Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The floods, which are the worst in more than 80 years, have affected the lives of millions of Pakistanis nationwide, as stated on the website of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Nearly 2,000 people are estimated to have died from the flooding and, according to Reuters, approximately four million people are homeless.

Fourteen million people have been affected by the natural disaster, the ministry states. Survivors of the flooding are at risk of dying from diseases and six million people are in need of food assistance.

ISK 15 million of the Icelandic donation will be distributed through the World Food Program and the remaining amount will be used for emergency relief provided by NGOs.

President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson recently sent condolences to China and Pakistan on behalf of the Icelandic nation.

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