Norway to Provide 20 Million for Flood Victims in Pakistan

Floods in Pakistan affect nearly five million people. Norway donates 20 million NOK to the flood victims.

- Once again the monsoon rains led to millions of people affected by floods in Punjab, Sindh and Baluchistan. Hundreds of thousands have lost their properties and need emergency relief. Many of them are children and women. They need extra protection in a very vulnerable situation, says Development Minister, Heikki Eidsvoll Holmås.

After the flood in September, the Pakistani authorities distributed food rations, water, tents and blankets. Also humanitarian organizations try to provide assistance in some districts.

- In addition to the national emergency response, there is a need for international support. An unusually large floods have become normal in Pakistan. Therefore it is also important to raise awareness among people on how to prevent further disasters, says Holmås.  

Ministry of Foreign Affairs has allocated 20 million as a result of the acute humanitarian crisis. The aid passes through UNICEF and the Norwegian Church Aid. This is in addition to the 50 million NOK allocation in 2012 for humanitarian crises in Pakistan. In June, the ministry had also provided another 18 million NOK in support to moving works in Khyber province.

Related news

Latest news

New contract: Windcat 41 - no 17 in the Servogear series

Servogear announces the signing of a new contract with Windcat Workboats BV for the delivery of Servogear Controllable Pitch Propellers (CPP)  for their new vessel Windcat 41. 

Seacat Enterprise to be launched January 12th

Seacat Services, is preparing to launch its first High Speed Utility Vessel (HSUV), Seacat Enterprise at January 12th.

Norsafe Signs Contract with the Swedish Coast Guard (KBV)

On Wednesday 21st December, Norsafe signed yet another new contract with the Swedish Coast Guard (KBV) to deliver nine new Magnum 750 MKII boats.

A Unique Second-generation Tomograph is Developed

A new gamma-ray tomograph designed to image up to 4” diameter pipes, is developed by CMR Prototech for the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) in Canada.

Sohome launches a new website

Sohome has launched a new website that makes it easier to find key information. 

Sohome AS receives orders for Johan Sverdrup Project

Sohome AS is proud to be a sub-contractor to Intelecom AS for the Johan Sverdrup Project. 

New 55'' Ultra High Definition Chart and Planning table passes Type Approval testing

Most advanced maritime display system ever produced, the 55'' Ultra High Definition Chart & Planning table, enables Integrated Bridge System manufacturers to develop new multi-data solutions.

Norsafe's experience in the Polar Code Pays Off

In readiness for the introduction of the Polar code, Norsafe has become the first LSA supplier to have executed full scale tests and trials 

Øglænd System Group winner of Business of the Year Award

Øglænd System Group won the Business of the Year Award in the Stavanger-region 2016.