Phnom Penh, 5 September 2022 (TDI): The Royal Government of Cambodia has announced US$50,000 as emergency humanitarian aid to Pakistan. The funds will help bring relief to the flood-stricken people of Pakistan.

Cambodia, the Chair of ASEAN for 2022 joined other international countries in helping Pakistan deal with the impacts of floods.

The emergency humanitarian assistance provided to the Government of Pakistan will help Pakistan respond to the ongoing devastating floods in the country.

Pakistan – Cambodia Relations:

Pakistan and Cambodia share years of positive bilateral relations. The year 2022 marks 70 years of establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

In April 2004, both countries agreed to promote multi-lateral relations for stability, peace, and security in South Asia and Southeast Asia. This helped strengthening of relations between both countries.

The Pakistani government has also promised to train a large number of Cambodian students at various Civil Aviation and Defense Forces institutes in Pakistan.

Last month, the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also met Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the ASEAN Regional Forum Ministerial Meeting.

During their meeting, the two sides agreed to intensify bilateral engagement and dialogue at all levels and promoted cultural and people-to-people contact between states.

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Floods in Pakistan

Due to heavy rainfall in Pakistan, many areas of Baluchistan, Sindh, and Southern Punjab are submerged in water. The floods preceded by heatwaves and multiple forest fires have harmed one-third of the region.

The country has received nearly 190% more rain than the 30-year average in the quarter through August. This totals 390.7 millimeters (15.38 inches) of rainfall. Sindh province, with a population of 50 million received 464% more rain than the 30-year average.

The death toll is rising each day, and infrastructure throughout the affected lands has been destroyed. Consequently, many states and international organizations have stepped forward to help Pakistan deal with the impacts of floods.

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