Emergency UK aid shipped to flood-ravaged Pakistan from Dubai.

ISLAMABAD -- Thousands of emergency shelters, water purifiers and hygiene kits from the UK have been shipped to flood-ravaged Pakistan from Dubai.

The aid items by the British government are part of a APS41.5 million pledge to support millions of people displaced by floods in Pakistan.

Emergency shelters are intended for up to 187,050 people while water filters and hygiene supplies should suffice around 31,282 people.

Pallets loaded up into shipping containers will arrive in Karachi days and the life-saving supplies will be delivered to the worst affected areas.

Catastrophic floods in Pakistan have left more than 250,000 square kilometres of area submerged, displacing 33 million people and destroying huge stretches of farmland.

More than 1,600 people have been killed and about two million homes have been destroyed.

'Dubai is an efficient global hub that allows us to act speedily during times of crisis,' Patrick Moody, British ambassador to the UAE was quoted as saying by the Emirates newspaper The National.

'We have given APS16.5 million directly from the government, APS25m from the British people themselves - they consistently do this to top up what the government is already doing when disasters happen."

'The UAE's 'We Stand Together' initiative is working well and shows the importance of strong partnerships.

'The British government is committed...

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