Iran has allocated USD100 million worth of aid to flood victims in Pakistan, according to a senior Iranian government official.
Iranian First Vice President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi made the announcement Sept. 12 after Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Islamic republic’s supreme leader, described the international response to the Pakistani flood situation as insufficient and urged Muslims around the world to help Pakistan, Press TV says.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said his government was ready to send more humanitarian aid to Pakistan, as Devex reported.
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Meanwhile, Canadian Minister for International Cooperation Bev Oda was due to travel to Pakistan Sept. 13-14 to personally assess the delivery of Canada’s humanitarian aid and operation of the donor nation’s partners on the ground.
As reported by Devex, Canada intends to continue matching individual private donations to registered Canadian aid agencies raising funds for Pakistani flood victims until Oct. 3.