Monday, December 5

First UK shiploads of relief goods arrive at Karachi port

KARACHI: The first United Kingdom shiploads of relief items for the support of flood affectees in Pakistan arrived at Karachi port on Wednesday.

According to a report, the UK’s aid package has worth £2 million for the most vulnerable people affected by the devastating floods. The report said that the relief items contained emergency shelters, including the coverage and fixing kits, poles, and peg sets.

The UK would also provide water filters and hygiene supplies for 32,495 people to mitigate health risks. The first shipment arrived at the Karachi port with another 26 scheduled to follow in the coming days and weeks.

To date, the UK has committed a total of £16.5m to support the flood relief efforts and the British public have donated over £25m via the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Pakistan Appeal. This appeal has notably been supported by the England men’s cricket team, who are currently touring Pakistan for the T20s, making a personal donation, which was then matched by the England Cricket Board.