Pakistan continues to recover from the devastating floods of 2022 that took more than 1,700 lives and affected some 33 million people. Homes, roads, schools, health facilities, and other critical infrastructure were destroyed while livelihoods, livestock, and crops were also severely affected.
The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, announced that Canada is providing $14 million in development funding for 2 projects in support of health and essential services for Afghan refugees and host communities in Pakistan impacted by last year’s flooding.
“Afghan refugees and host communities in Pakistan were particularly impacted by last year’s unprecedented climate disaster and flooding. Canada remains committed to helping the recovery efforts, and today’s announcement responds to some of the most urgent needs in Pakistan,” Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development.
Of this $14 million, $10 million is being allocated to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for essential services and recovery efforts, such as the rehabilitation of schools and health facilities, the provision of livelihood training, and services associated with gender-based violence.
The remaining $4 million will go to the World Health Organization for health services, including sexual, reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child, and adolescent health care, and for gender-based violence services.