Japan provides over $4m to assist flood-affected families in Pakistan

Japan has provided over four million dollars to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), on humanitarian grounds to improve water, sanitation and hygiene infrastructure in the flood affected areas of Pakistan.

The fund would be utilized for refugee settlements and host communities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan provinces.

Meanwhile, an event was held in Islamabad today by UNICEF to acknowledge and thank the Government and people of Japan for their usual and generous support for the children in Pakistan.

The Chairman National Disaster Management Authority, Lt. Gen. Inam Haider Malik, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, WADA Mitsuhiro, UNICEF Representative in Pakistan, Abdullah Fadil, and senior officials of the Government of Pakistan attended the event.

Addressing the ceremony, Japanese Ambassador said that his country stands ready to provide emergency support to the affected by providing clean water and hygiene items.

Speaking on the occasion, Chairman NDMA, Lt Gen Inam Haider Malik said that the government of Pakistan stands committed in maximizing support to its flood affected people with continued involvement of international community.

Source: Radio Pakistan