Date: 3 August 2010
Norway provides USD 5 million to help flood victims in Pakistan
In solidarity with the Pakistani people, the Norwegian Government decided Tuesday to allocate USD 5 million to help flood victims. This is the worst flood that has hit the country in 80 years.
Norway has already provided 1,5 million dollars to the UN emergency fund (Central Emergency Response Fund). In addition Norway is allocating 3,5 million dollars to UNICEF, OCHA’s Emergency Response Fund and the Pakistani Red Crescent /The International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC).
Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre says Norway will follow developments in Pakistan closely.
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