Announcement

UK providing aid for flood victims in Pakistan

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The UK Government is providing urgently-needed assistance for victims of flooding in Pakistan, including plane loads of tents, drinking water and blankets.

UKaid announced so far will provide help for around one and a half million people in Pakistan affected by the floods.

The UK Government has earmarked up to £31.3 million in response to the UN Pakistan appeal, with £16.8 million so far allocated. In addition to this, a £10 million bridge project has been brought forward.

The UK public has also raised £9.5 million in contributions to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal.

So far the UK Government has provided: 3500 tents, 9032 shelter kits to provide shelter for around 50,000 people, 24,000 water containers, and 48,625 blankets.

Nearly seven million people are critically affected by flooding in Pakistan, within a disaster area the size of England. Floods have destroyed villages, crops and infrastructure and damaged some 290,000 homes. A total of 1,600 people have died.

You can find more details of UK support for flood victims in Pakistan and the bridge project on the DFID website. You can make a donation to the DEC Pakistan appeal on the 24 hour hotline 0370 60 60 900, or at the DEC Pakistan Floods Appeal online.