At today’s extraordinary session, the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina instructed the Council of Ministers to allocate 1,000,000 BAM from the budget for this year to help repair the damage caused by the devastating floods in Pakistan.
“Pakistan is going through a severe humanitarian crisis due to the unprecedented floods that hit this country, and more than a thousand people, most of them children, died,” announced the BiH Presidency.
The United Nations has appealed for assistance to Pakistan during this humanitarian crisis and to prevent epidemics of infectious diseases.
In Pakistan, the monsoon rains have caused terrible floods in which at least 1,200 people have died so far, of which about 400 are children.
Almost a third of Pakistan is now under water. The UN estimates that around 33 million Pakistanis, or one in seven residents, have been affected by the floods, with more than 500,000 homes destroyed or damaged.
The floods swept away 700,000 livestock and damaged more than 3.6 million hectares of crops, destroying cotton, wheat, vegetable and fruit harvests.