By Shabbir Hussain
ISLAMABAD, Jan 13 (Alliance News): The government of Denmark to fund more as an additional humanitarian assistance of DKK 26.7 million to United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) for supporting the flood relief efforts of Pakistan.
“The Danish assistance will provide health, nutrition, WASH, child protection services and education for 10 million children in Pakistan through UNICEF-Pakistan”, Denmark’s Minister for Development Cooperation and Global Climate Policy made an announcement while addressing International Conference on a Climate Resilient Pakistan recently held in Geneva.
This 🇩🇰 assistance will provide health, nutrition, WASH, child protection services & education for children in 🇵🇰 Working hard to further deepen our bilateral relations & developing a #ResilientPakistan for future generations https://t.co/59hVMcmQ9b
— Jakob Linulf (@DKinPK) January 12, 2023
Danish Ambassador to Pakistan Jakob Linulf shared the details on its social media account and posted the tweet, where the Danish minister said; “The scale of the destruction is almost beyond comprehension. Yet it is the harsh reality for the 33 million people who were affected by them. The floods show all too clearly the severe consequences that climate change has for the world’s most vulnerable people.”
He further said that Denmark had already supported Pakistan by providing water purification and humanitarian aid in connection with the floods.
Humanitarian needs in Pakistan remain devastating after last summer’s floods. Shows how climate change hits vulnerable communities first and hardest. To provide assistance for the 10m children still in need, Denmark gives DKK 26.7m to @UNICEF #ResilientPakistan
— Dan Jørgensen (@DanJoergensen) January 12, 2023
“I am happy that we announced a further DKK 26.7 million through the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to support the nearly 10 million children, who continue to need humanitarian aid” he added.
The minister said, “We are looking forward to further deepening bilateral relations between Denmark and Pakistan and developing a Resilient Pakistan.”