Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 24 / Trend T.Jafarov /
The Iranian Embassy in Azerbaijan called on Azerbaijani citizens to help flood victims in Pakistan. It is important to inform that an account (No. 341102000004) has been opened in the National Bank of Iran, Baku Branch, for this end, the embassy reported.
The Iranian Embassy in Azerbaijan appeals to the business and commercial houses and general public in Azerbaijan to donate generously to support the millions of brothers and sisters caught in a difficult situation due to natural disasters in Pakistan.
The floods have caused massive damage to the life, property and physical infrastructure of the country. Approximately 2000 people have died, thousands have been injured, around 7000 villages have been swept away with the floods and approximately 20 million people have been affected and have become homeless.
The United Nations has declared this calamity worst than the Tsunami of 2004 and the recent earthquakes in Americas. The UN has appealed to the international community to help Pakistan cope with this situation.
The exact figures of this colossal loss are yet to be determined. However, the preliminary estimates of loss to the physical infrastructure amounts to billions of dollars.
The Pakistani government has also appealed to the international community to help manage this devastating natural calamity.
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