Brazil embassy donates $0.7m for flood affecteesPublished: August 12, 2010
ISLAMABAD – Following footsteps of the staff of Chinese embassy as well as the citizens living in Islamabad, Brazil has also donated $0.7 million in cash to World Food Programme for life-saving assistance to the people affected by the current floods.
Talking to the journalists during ‘cash donating’ ceremony held in the premises of Brazilian Embassy Wednesday noon, Ambassador of Brazil to Pakistan Alfredo Leoni condoled the deaths of innocent Pakistanis due to floods.
“The government and people of Brazil were deeply saddened by the catastrophic floods which have affected Pakistan and this gift is our way of showing that we are there for those affected in their time of greatest need,” Brazilian Ambassador in Pakistan Alfredo said.
Wolf Gang Herbinger received the check of $700,000 and said the aid would be used in Pakistan only. He told journalists that WFP distributions in the worst affected areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province had already reached nearly 370,000 people with one-month supply of food including high energy biscuits and ready-to-eat foods for infants and young children, as well as fortified wheat flour.