ISLAMABAD – International community has made pledges to help Pakistan carry out humanitarian programmes in the flood-hit areas.

In the federal budget 2012-13, several international organisations and donors agencies have allocated funds for respective projects in the different areas in Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa that were damaged due to floods. Some seven districts of rural Sindh were badly damaged due to last year’s monsoon floods while 2010 floods ravaged a large part of KP.

The international organisations and agencies that have made financial commitments for helping out the flood victims include Asian Development Bank (ADB), World Bank (WB), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), European Union (EU) and International Monitory Fund (IMF). With an evident flood threat also persistent this year in several parts of Pakistan, the United Nations and its allied humanitarian organisations, Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and other disaster management bodies have cautioned that this years flood can prove ‘deadly’ if adequate arrangements are not taken in time.