Victims of the flood disaster in Pakistan are to receive further support from Germany. After Federal Development Minister Svenja Schulze recently pledged funds of 13 million euros, her ministry is now increasing the aid by a further 26 million euros, as the "Augsburger Allgemeine" reports. "The situation in Pakistan is developing into catastrophe after the catastrophe," said the SPD politician, lamenting that the floods "wiped out the development successes of recent years in a very short time."
Pakistan has been suffering from unusually heavy rainfall since mid-June. Now the country is experiencing the heaviest floods ever recorded in its history. A third of Pakistan is under water, around 1,600 people have already lost their lives. A total of 33 million people are affected by the floods.