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Australia announces $2 million in immediate aid as death toll from Pakistan floods crosses 1,100

02:49 PM | 30 Aug, 2022
Australia announces $2 million in immediate aid as death toll from Pakistan floods crosses 1,100
Source: @uaeembassyisb (Twitter)

ISLAMABAD – Australia has announced to extend $2mn in aid to Pakistan for flood victims as tens of thousands of people were displaced after record downpour triggered the worst deluge in the South Asian country.

Australian Foreign Minister Senator Penny Wong said that Canberra would provide $2 million to flood-ravaged country in urgent humanitarian assistance. Immediate humanitarian aid will be provided to help rescue those affected by the natural disaster, the statement said.

The Australian minister also extends deepest sympathies and condolences to the families and communities that have lost loved ones.

Australia’s support would be delivered through the World Food Programme to assist the Pakistan Government and its people to respond to immediate humanitarian needs, particularly those disproportionately affected by the floods, including women, children, and the vulnerable, the statement said.

Aid from abroad is starting to arrive as PM Sharif launched an appeal for help. China, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, US, UK, and other nations announced aid including tents, food and other necessities.

At least 1,136 people have been killed since June and roads, crops, homes and bridges washed away across Pakistan, while Sindh, Balochistan, and KP remained the worst hit areas.

At least 33 million people have been impacted by the floods, which have submerged one-third of the country. More than 1,000 people have died.

Earlier, the climate change minister termed the flooding, caused by an intense monsoon season, a climate-induced humanitarian disaster of epic proportions.

The monstrous monsoon is comparable to the devastating floods of 2010 - the deadliest in the country’s history - which left more than 2,000 people dead.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 13 April 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 13, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

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