Aviation Security Command (AVESCOM) has made a generous donation to aid the victims of flood-ravaged Pakistan.
MVR 57,709.35 was raised for the flood victims during a week-long donation drive opened for AVESCOM staff across the nation.
Commenting regarding the matter, AVESCOM’s Director of Aviation Security Ali Asgar told Sun on Monday that the donation drive was initiated by the Command’s staff.
“Similar activities have been carried out before. We donated to the Gaza fund as well. MVR 100,000 was raised for that,” he added.
Asgar described AVESCOM staff as a group of people that has always helped those in need, in the Maldives, and in foreign countries, to their best capacity.
He stressed that similar humanitarian activities will also be conducted in the future.
The money raised by AVESCOM has now been handed over International Aid Campaign.
The monsoon rains and flooding, which many experts say are fueled by climate change, have affected 33 million people across Pakistan and claimed over 1,500 lives. With two million homes across the country damaged or destroyed, about half a million flood survivors are homeless, living in tents and makeshift structures.
Pakistan estimates losses due to flooding at USD 40 billion.