Hungarian medicine aid shipment for flood affectees arrives



ISLAMABAD:  Lt Gen Akhtar Nawaz Satti, Chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority of Pakistan received Hungarian Ambassador Mr. Béla Fazekasand Mr. Péter Zelei, Project Manager of the Hungary Helps Agency.

The Hungarian Ambassador informed the Chairmanon the Hungarian Government’s decision to send a medicine aid shipment to Pakistan to save lives in the flood affected areas. As the donation has reached Karachi Airport, the Ambassador handed over the donation letter of the medicines with a value of 5 million PKR. He informed Lt GenSatti that besides the medicine aid, Hungary had also offered financial support in the value of 2,5 million PKR to different Pakistani charity organizations to purchase food and hygiene products to ease the pain of the families who lost everything in the disaster.

Ambassador Béla Fazekas highlighted that Hungary helps on a local level as well.In early September Honorary Consul of Hungary in Karachi Mr. Makhdum Omar Shehryar also donated several truckloads of food, tents and medicines to the affectees of the floods in Pakistan’s Sindh province in the value of 6 million PKR.

Mr. Béla Fazekas assured the NDMA Chairman that Hungary will continue to monitor the situationto secure basic needs for survival and early recovery.

Chairman Satti thanked the Hungarian support and he said the monsoon rains were heavier this year than expected and this linked with the melting glaciers that followed a severe heat wave caused the disastrous flood. All of these are the effects of the climate change to be dealt with only through global cooperation.