Remarks by H.E. Ambassador CHEN Xu ata briefing with update on the Pakistan flood response
2022-10-04 18:48

(Palais des Nations, 4October 2022)

The severe floods occurred in Pakistan has caused heavy casualties and serious property losses. The Government of Pakistan and OCHA in Geneva launching a revised flash appeal to update the situation is very timely and relevant. I am sure it could muster all the needed strengths to help Pakistani people get through difficulties.

Since Pakistan was hit by the floods, in addition to expressing sympathy and solidarity, we have taken prompt actions to help.The Chinese government has provided 400 million yuan worth of humanitarian assistance to Pakistan. The civil society in China has also extended a helping hand. The Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries(CPAFFC) worked immediately to organize fund raising among the friendship associations, sistercities and Chinese enterprises, institutions and philanthropists, etc..The event received broad support. A total of 125 million yuan worth of donations and flood-relief supplies have been raised by friendly sub-national governments, companies and charitable individuals, and China’s civilian rescue teams have volunteered to assist in Pakistan.

China and Pakistan have been always reaching out to each other and responding to major challenges including natural disasters side by side.China will continue to provide urgently needed assistance to Pakistan to supportits disaster relief work. We believe that, with the joint efforts of the Pakistani government and people, and the assistance of the international community, Pakistan will overcome the flood and rebuild their homes in an early date.