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Emergency funds for Pakistan flood victims

News and Press Release
Originally published
Australia will contribute $300,000 in emergency assistance for victims of the recent severe flooding in Pakistan, the Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs Mrs Chris Gallus, announced today.

'Australia's contribution through UNICEF will help up to 550,000 people by restoring a clean water supply, providing temporary shelter and rebuilding schools.'

'More than 230 people lost their lives and an estimated one million Pakistanis were made homeless during the July and August floods.' Mrs Gallus said.

'The worst affected areas are in the south and south-western provinces, particularly in Sindh and Balochistan and the cities of Badin, Tharparkar and Thatta, ' Mrs Gallus said.

This year Australia has also provided emergency flood relief to Sri Lanka and China.

Media contact:

Shane Fairlie (Office of Mrs Gallus) 02 6277 4840 or 0408 680 442
Jo Elsom (AusAID) 02 6206 4960 or 0412 804 489