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Rieter supplies aid to Pakistan

Company has been present in the country since 1969.

2nd November 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Winterthur, Switzerland

Clothing/​Footwear

Textile spinning technology leader Rieter is donating 100,000 Swiss francs to support relief efforts for victims in Pakistan following the devastating floods of the 2022 monsoon season. Aid will focus on rebuilding schools and helping local healthcare clinics to protect those who are most vulnerable.

The disastrous floods have displaced nearly eight million people, killing more than 1,500 people – including hundreds of children – and have put millions of lives at risk of health hazards, according to the United Nations.

The money will be donated in equal shares to two local non-government organisations – Citizens Foundation and ZMT clinics. Citizens Foundation was founded in 1995 with the mission to provide education to under-privileged children. It is now helping to rebuild the schools destroyed by the floods, while ZMT’s clinics support the development of a comprehensive primary health care system in Pakistan and the organisation is now setting up clinics to provide medical aid to flood victims.

Rieter has selected these organisations together with its partners in Pakistan. Both were chosen based on their ability to provide fast and effective relief where it is needed most.

Pakistan is an important textile hub, with textiles making up 60% of the country’s exports. Rieter has been present in the country since 1969.

www.rieter.com

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