On the basis of an updated on-the-ground need assessment of the country’s flood situation, the Government of Pakistan and the UN will launch a flash appeal in Geneva on Tuesday for 800 million US dollars.
The Pakistani government and the UN worked closely together to develop the flood response plan, which will be presented at the occasion. The plan’s main objective is to give the vulnerable flood victims the aid they need.
Sherry Rehman, the minister for climate change, will physically attend the event in Geneva, while Ahsan Iqbal, the minister for planning and development, Ayaz Sadiq, the minister for economic affairs, and Hina Rabbani Khar, the minister of state for foreign affairs, will participate virtually from Islamabad.
The UN will be represented by Julien Harneis, the Resident Coordinator in Pakistan, Martin Griffiths, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, and Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization.
UN member states, as well as numerous UN agencies and humanitarian groups active in disaster relief, will attend the summit.