UK Disasters Committee receives £16m donations for Pakistan flood victims

Islamabad: The UK Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has so far received contributions of £16 million for relief and rehabilitation of the flood survivors in Pakistan.

In a meeting with Pakistan’s High Commissioner in London Moazzam Ahmad Khan, a DEC delegation briefed the envoy on the response to their Pakistan Flood Appeal launched last Thursday.

The delegation comprised Saleh Saeed OBE, Chief Executive Officer, and Madara Hettiarachchi, Director Programme, said a press release received Tuesday.

It was informed that the DEC was working in partnership with the Government of Pakistan and would be spending the collected amount through its partner NGOs working in the flood-affected areas of Pakistan to provide food, shelter, clean drinking water, sanitation supplies and hygiene facilities.

Moreover, funds would also be spent to restore the livelihoods of the affected people.

The high commissioner appreciated the DEC for its efforts and urged the need to closely work with Pakistan armed forces, NDMA and PDMAs for expeditious and effective distribution of relief goods.

Assuring the DEC of full support in its flood relief operations, he also underlined the need for a synergetic effort by all partner agencies to avoid duplication and overlapping.