Asim Iftikhar, a spokesperson for the Foreign Office, announced at his weekly press conference on Friday that a UN Flash Appeal will be released on Tuesday, August 30, simultaneously from Geneva and Islamabad.
“As you can clearly see, the magnitude of the problem requires immediate assistance and cooperation from the global community. We are grateful to the UN, IFIs, and a large number of our allies and partners for providing support “added he.
The government has mobilised efforts since late July, the spokeswoman said in answer to a question about whether the government intends to host an international donor conference.
Just to let you know, there was a donor’s meeting yesterday at the Economic Affairs Division, in which the Prime Minister personally participated, along with a number of UN Agencies and numerous permanent diplomatic missions.”We have collaborated extensively with the UN system from the beginning,” the official stated.
The UN Resident Coordinator and his staff have been working on this subject for several days; they have visited the flood-affected districts, conducted evaluations, and collaborated with the NDMA to prepare this joint assessment, which will be given as the foundation for the launch of the flash appeal.