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"Sweden is closely following the worrying developments in Pakistan, which in particular are affecting many children, and is planning further support to respond to the enormous humanitarian needs caused by the monsoon rains," says Minister for International Development Cooperation Gunilla Carlsson.
In light of the urgent and massive need for assistance to internal refugees in Pakistan, Sweden has decided to offer additional humanitarian support.
"The speed and scale of the current internal refugee crisis in north-west Pakistan are cause for deep concern. Sweden is now providing support to help alleviate the humanitarian needs," says Minister for International Development Cooperation Gunilla Carlsson.
Clashes between the Pakistan army and the armed opposition in the north-west border province have led to huge flows of internal refugees.
The Government Offices have decided to contribute SEK 30 million to a new system for improving the international community's operations in humanitarian crises.
The system will also make it easier to initiate reconstruction efforts at an earlier stage. The leading humanitarian organisations have agreed to divide the responsibility for different types of operations among themselves.
The Government has instructed Sida to submit proposals as to how Sweden can contribute to the reconstruction of earthquake-stricken areas in Pakistan.
The Government has today authorised Sida to contribute SEK 82 million to the United Nations appeal for humanitarian assistance to the victims of the earthquake in South Asia.