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05 Dec 2005 description

On 22 November 2005 the Council of Ministers passed a resolution to grant additional financial aid of 1 million euro to the earthquake victims in Pakistan. The funds will come from the budget for development cooperation and will be used predominantly for buying winter clothes and winter equipment.

22 Nov 2005 description

Ministry for Foreign Affairs earmarks another 1 million euros for earthquake victims

Vienna, 22 November 2005 - "The earthquake victims have to be protected quickly before the onset of winter. Together with Austrian and international aid organisations, which are already working in the earthquake area, we shall finance measures to satisfy the most urgent needs," said Plassnik. The Foreign Minister also announced that an additional one million euros would be earmarked for humanitarian aid in Pakistan through the Austrian Development Cooperation.

11 Oct 2005 description

Ministry for Foreign Affairs earmarks 200,000 euros for reconstruction aid in Pakistan and 100,000 euros for reconstruction aid in the wake of hurricane "Stan" in Central America

Vienna, 11 October 2005 - "After the devastating earthquake in Pakistan on 8 October, swift aid is urgently needed. Thousands of people are faced with ruin, numerous buildings have been razed to the ground.