In response to the devastating flooding in Pakistan, Calderdale Council’s Deputy Leader, Cllr Jane Scullion, said:
“The devastating scenes we’re seeing in Pakistan are truly shocking, with catastrophic flooding in the country already claiming the lives of over a thousand people, and an additional 6 million in desperate need. Hearing that an area the size of the UK is completely underwater really puts the disaster into perspective.
“We have a large Pakistani community within Calderdale, and many local people are understandably desperately concerned about the situation. As terrible conditions continue to worsen, our thoughts are with the people of Pakistan and all those affected by the crisis, either personally or those with family or friends living in the country.
“Calderdale is known for its kindness, and we know people want to do all they can to help the relief efforts. For information about how you can donate to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Pakistan Floods Appeal, visit https://www.dec.org.uk(external link) The UK Government will also match up to £5 million donated by the public to this appeal.”