Japan pledges $10 million in flood aid to Pakistan

Japan pledges $10 million in flood aid to Pakistan

Tokyo: Japan has pledged an additional sum of up to $10 million in emergency aid to flood-ravaged Pakistan, the government said Tuesday, following pleas for help from Islamabad and the United Nations.

“The government of Japan decided to extend emergency grant aid of up to $10 million to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in response to the disastrous floods caused by the unprecedented heavy rain," the foreign ministry said in a statement Tuesday.

The aid is on top of three million dollars Japan announced on August 3.

Pakistan is enduring its worst floods in 80 years, with millions of people affected by the deluge, prompting UN chief Ban Ki-moon to urge the world to step up international aid.