France launching flood relief op in Pakistan: Embassy
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According to the 24NewsHD TV channel, the embassy statement added the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs is implementing the operation based on the requirements provided by the Pakistani authorities.
On Friday, a special flight will arrive in Pakistan carrying 83 ultra-high-capacity motor pumps, tents for two hundred families, and hygiene supplies, the embassy said, adding that a team of medics from France will also visit the flood-affected areas.
At President Macron’s request, #France is putting together an extraordinary operation to provide emergency relief to the people of #Pakistan who have been affected by the severe #floods ravaging their country. https://t.co/UApuOAL18C— France in Pakistan 🇫🇷🇪🇺 (@FranceinPak) September 1, 2022
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The French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs will provide financial assistance to French NGOs and Pakistan Red Crescent, the statement maintained, adding that these operations are being carried out under the framework of the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism.
The French president tweeted: “Our thoughts go out to the Pakistani people facing terrible floods, to the families of the countless people missing, and to the populations affected. France stands ready to provide help.”