The Government of Denmark has since the earth quake in 2005 supported humanitarian assistance in Pakistan, and it has primarily consisted support to food, shelter, emergency medical care and child protection, education and nutrition interventions.
From 2010-2014, the total contribution has been USD 56 million and funds have been channeled through a number of Danish NGOs like Danish Refugee Council, Danish Red Cross, Dan Church Aid and Save the Children, who work in partnership with Pakistani organisations. In addition, support has been provided through multilateral channels like UNHCR, WFP, ECHO and others.
Pakistan is affected by three types of humanitarian crisis and the Danish support is targeting all three areas:
• Internal displaced persons in conflict affected areas in the north-west part of the country.
• High presence of Afghan refugees.
• Yearly flooding in Punjab, Sindh and Baluchistan especially after the monsoon season and earthquakes.
The objectives of Denmark’s humanitarian action are to save and protect lives, alleviate suffering and promote the dignity and rights of civilians in crisis situations; as well as to initiate recovery, build resilience to and prevent future crises by breaking the cycle between crises and vulnerability. Thereby, Denmark’s humanitarian action contributes to improving human security and reducing poverty.
For further information please contact the Embassy of Denmark, Islamabad (ISBAMB@UM.DK).