Hungary is sending medical supplies and other aid worth 15 million forints (EUR 37,000) to flood-stricken Pakistan, the minister of foreign affairs and trade said on Thursday.
Global warming and climate change “are kicking down the door on us”, Péter Szijjártó said in a Facebook post. Pakistan is currently living through the greatest natural disaster of its recent history, with some 33 million people living in areas hit by the historic floods, he said.
Reconstruction will take “years and billions of dollars”, and the international community is mobilising to send aid, he said.
Hungary is “doing what we can: we are sending medicine worth 10 million forints next week and support local Catholic communities with another 5 million forints, while Hungary’s honorary consul to Pakistan will donate food, tents and hygiene products to families in need,” he said.
Monsoon rains raging since June have flooded one-third of Pakistan’s territory, killing 1,545 and impacting over 33 million people, one third of them children.