Danish humanitarian aid to Pakistan
The Danish people have a long tradition of providing help to those in need and the Government of Denmark acted as soon as information on the disaster in Pakistan reached the world. Denmark was among the first donors to provide humanitarian aid to the people of Pakistan after the devastating floods hit the country.
In view of the massive need for humanitarian assistance to help the people affected by the catastrophe, the Government of Denmark has after the first initial response decided to provide further humanitarian aid to Pakistan. In total Denmark has – as of 18 August 2010 – committed USD app. 11 million (DKK 63.5 million) in humanitarian aid to Pakistan, which will be disbursed immediately through the following channels:
· USD 2.36 million for immediate assistance provided by Danish humanitarian organizations in close cooperation with Pakistani partner organisations (Save the Children, Danish Red Cross, Dan Church Aid, Danish Mission Council)
· USD 3.1 million to UNHCR
· USD 2.6 million to WFP
· USD 2.6 million to the ICRC through the Danish Red Cross
· USD 0.17 million to Danish Refugee Council’s deployment of humanitarian experts through the UN organizations
· USD 0.17 million dollars to OCHA
Danish support to reconstruction, early recovery and democracy in Pakistan
In addition to the humanitarian assistance, the Danish Parliament on 12 August approved app. USD 22.5 million (DKK 130 million) to support Pakistan with reconstruction, early recovery activities and in support of democratic development. The major part i.e. 12 million USD of this three year programme will be disbursed in 2010.
Total support granted from Denmark to Pakistan in 2010
In total, Denmark has in 2010 committed app. USD 33.5 million (DKK 193.5 million) in support for the people of Pakistan.
In 2009, Denmark committed app. USD 2.6 million (DKK 15.3 million) in humanitarian aid and app. USD 1.7 million (DKK 10 million) in development assistance to Pakistan.