The Leader of the Islamic Revolution
Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei said criticized international organizations for failing to administer aid to flooded Pakistan, urging quicker assistance to help recover the country, religious leader's official website leader.ir reported.
"Unfortunately, international organizations have not carried out their duty well to render services to disaster-stricken people, which itself needs to be analyzed and scrutinized," Ayatollah Khamenei said in a statement on Tuesday.
Islamic Revolution Leader called on all Muslims across the world to join hands in helping flood-hit Pakistanis.
"We are obliged to fulfill our duty and rush to help our devastated brothers and sisters," Ayatollah Khamenei said.
More than 1,600 Pakistanis have lost their lives in the floods that have hit nearly one fifth of the country. The UN says more than 17 million Pakistanis have been affected, as five million people have been made homeless as a result of the unprecedented floods.
The situation caused by the floods is worsening as hunger, lack of hygiene and drinking water, and the threat of an epidemic have put lives of many Pakistanis at risk.
The flooding is considered the worst in the country's history.
In these days, Pakistan became a victim of the most devastating natural disaster in the history of the country.
Floods caused considerable damage to property and infrastructure. About 2,000 people have been victims of floods, thousands of people injured, 5,000 villages destroyed, about 16 million people have lost their homes.
UN stated that the tragedy was even worse than the tsunami that occurred in 2004, and the earthquake in Haiti. The organization asked the international community for cooperation with Pakistan on the question of assistance.
The amount of damage has not yet been determined, but according to preliminary information, it amounts to billions of dollars.
Iran has provided financial assistance to Pakistan in amount of $2 million, has sent more than 400 tons of food, blankets, tents and other supplies, organized three field hospitals in the affected areas. The Iranian government intends to provide more than $10 million assistance to people affected by the disaster in this country.