One year after the devastating flood in Pakistan, which directly affected some 20 million people, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle and German Development Minister Dirk Niebel pledged another 7 million Euro (BMZ) and 2 million Euro (FFO) – in total about 1.1 billion Rupees – in early recovery and development funding.
The Federal Republic of Germany supported people affected by the floods in Pakistan in summer 2010 with 35 million Euro, bringing total German immediate relief aid to 3.75 billion Rupees. Germany’s help is channelled through UN-Organizations and German humanitarian aid organizations to enable direct support of the people affected by the flooding.
Another project to improve water and sanitation conditions in Gilgit-Baltistan, the “Water and Sanitation Extension Programme”, is run by the Aga Khan Planning and Building Service Pakistan (AKPBSP) and funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. Germany provided a grant of 3.12 million Euro. More than 240,000 people in 307 villages of the Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral region benefitted in this project which is also a significant contribution to early recovery from the flood devastation.
Furthermore citizens in Germany have so far donated more than 200 million Euro (23.8 billion rupees) to the flood-affected people in Pakistan.