Massive floods in Pakistan have affected 33 million people and killed more than 1,100, with the toll likely to rise in the coming days.
GPE expresses its heartfelt condolences to the government and people of Pakistan for the loss of life due to these catastrophic events.
The floods have affected a large number of districts where GPE currently provides support for education. To address the urgent relief needs, GPE is working with provincial education authorities and its grant agents, UNICEF and the World Bank, to help the provinces reallocate part of GPE’s ongoing grants to support schools in affected areas.
On August 30, the United Nations Secretary-General launched a US$160 million appeal to help Pakistan recover from this disaster.
Pakistan has been a GPE partner country since 2012.