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The Foreign Ministry is allocating funds from its humanitarian aid budget to support the activities of UNICEF in aiding the victims of flooding in Pakistan. The country, which was ravaged by floods a year ago, experienced greater monsoon rains that predicted, which have once again caused an emergency situation.
The Foreign Ministry is supporting two experts from the Rescue Board as they embark to help Pakistan, which has suffered from heavy flooding. As part of an international team, the Estonian experts will head to the city of Sukkur to erect a base camp for UN humanitarian aid workers.
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Pakistan is standing face to face with the greatest humanitarian and natural disaster in the country's recent history.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will contribute 64,000 euros through the UN World Food Programme toward easing the plight of the victims of flooding caused by heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Paet noted that more than 3 million people have been affected by the floods. "Very many inhabitants of Pakistan have been left homeless, and in the worst cases they have lost loved ones. For these victims, survival and continued coping will depend greatly the relief efforts," said Paet.
Tuesday, October 11 the Government of Estonia dispatched the Estonian Disaster Relief Team (EDRT) to Pakistan to contribute to the rescue and relief work going on in the South-Asian region damaged by the earthquake.