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Kingdom sends emergency flood assistance to Pakistan

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Kingdom sends emergency flood assistance to Pakistan

Cambodia donated $50,000 in emergency humanitarian aid to Pakistan, in response to devastating floods in the country.

Chum Sontory, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, said that as the chair of ASEAN this year, Cambodia shared the humanitarian assistance to express international solidarity with Pakistan.

He noted that the Kingdom also provided humanitarian aid to Pakistan in 2010, when it suffered from the same severe flooding. On that occasion, $50,000 was donated.

On September 4, several humanitarian agencies warned that Pakistan needed long-term assistance as the death toll from the floods continued to rise.

Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority has reported that the total death toll since June 14 had risen to 1,282 by September 5, with almost a third of the victims children. In just one day last week, 57 people were killed, including 25 children.


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