A man trying to join a naval boat with his children in Sukur
Extract from the UN news centre
“According to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), more than 14 million people – almost one in every 10 Pakistanis – have so far been affected by the flooding, which began late last month in the wake of heavy monsoon rains.
More than 1,200 people have been killed, and at least 2 million left homeless, by the disaster which has also destroyed homes, farmland and major infrastructure in large parts of the country, most notably the north-west province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK).”
Although there have been some mixed sentiments, a lot of countries have pledged aids for the disaster, one of which is India, a country known to be in a political conflict with its Neighbor Pakistan.
It is interesting to see who are the donors countries to date. The list below ranks the donors as per their contributions as of Aug 18,2010.
|Donor||Committed Funds in USD|
|Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)||16,595,962|
|Private (individuals & organisations)||10,510,184|
|Allocations of unearmarked funds by UN agencies||2,855,657|
|European Commission (ECHO)||1,632,000|
|United Arab Emirates||1,519,482|
|Allocation of funds from Red Cross / Red Crescent||1,438,810|