Islamic Development Bank Group says it’s ready to support Pakistan after devastating floods

Islamic Development Bank Group says it’s ready to support Pakistan after devastating floods
Vehicles move amid flood water along a road, following rains and floods during the monsoon season in Nowshera, Pakistan. (File/Reuters)
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Updated 01 September 2022
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Islamic Development Bank Group says it’s ready to support Pakistan after devastating floods

Islamic Development Bank Group says it’s ready to support Pakistan after devastating floods
  • Group commended Pakistani authorities and relief agencies for their efforts to bring relief to victims
  • Pakistan is a member country of the group

RIYADH: The Islamic Development Bank Group said it is ready to support the Pakistani government’s efforts to address the impact of devastating floods in the country on Wednesday.

Record monsoon rains and melting glaciers in northern mountains have triggered floods that have killed at least 1,191 people, including 399 children, in the Asian country.

The group, of which Pakistan is a member country, commended the Pakistani authorities and relief agencies for their extraordinary efforts to bring relief to the victims and provide crucial humanitarian assistance.

It expressed its solidarity with the government and people of Pakistan, and called on the international development community, UN agencies, and international organizations to deliver lifesaving and livelihood assistance, such as health services, food, clean water, and shelter.

The IsDB Group said it reiterates its commitment to stand shoulder to shoulder with the government of Pakistan, along with other development partners, to mitigate the negative impact of the floods.

On Thursday, southern Pakistan braced for more flooding as a surge of water flowed down the Indus river.

The military said it had evacuated some 50,000 people, including 1,000 by air, since rescue efforts began.