China announces 300m RMB in aid to Pakistan for flood victims
September 4, 2022 01:01 AM
China Saturday announced another 300 million RMB flood assistance to Pakistan as thousands of people were displaced after record downpour triggered the worst deluge in the South Asian country.
Earlier, China had offered to extend 100 million Yuan in aid to Pakistan for flood victims.
The announcement was made by the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan through its official Twitter handle.
“Today, the Chinese Government announced to offer an additional 300 million RMB worth of flood relief materials in favor of Pakistan following the 100 million RMB worth of emergency relief supplies donated last week,” said the announcement.
Rainfall 500 percent heavier than usual triggered the worst floods in the country, claiming over 1,200 lives, washing away swathes of vital crops and damaging or destroying more than million homes.
About 33 million people were affected by the powerful floodwaters throughout the country as heavy monsoon rainfall since mid-June have led to more than a third of the country now being underwater.