ISLAMABAD - The prevailing under-funding trend in the aid provisions for Pakistans monsoon flood victims is likely to continue unless the donor states make fresh funds allocations in their fiscal budgets scheduled sometime earlier next year. Given that majority of the donors finalises its budget allocations from January to March in every calendar year, any significant breakthrough in leaning funds trend is not likely, immediately. TheNation talked to some donors representatives to get their views on the issue. Mago Saki, Head of International Developmental Aid Section at Japanese Embassy, said that one perspective that explained slackness of aid funds could be that the last years aid programmes were still running and fresh allocations were not made yet. But that is not for me to speculate how donors have responded to this years UN appeal. It is, however, important to underline that Pakistans flood affectees are in dire need of help and require attention of the international community, he said. Japan is the third largest contributor ($9 million) to the UNs appeal and fourth largest contributor ($10 million) for provision of humanitarian aid to Pakistans flood affectees outside the UN appeal. According to the Japanese diplomat, $4 million of this $10 million are provided to the World Food Programme (WFP), $ 3 million to United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and $1 million each to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), International Organisation for Migration and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Noor Khalikov, Head of Russian Development Aid Agency, told this newspaper that humanitarian aid allocations for Sindh flood victims were not part of this years funds allocations. We hardly knew Sindh would be ravaged again, he said adding that the fresh budget allocations that were scheduled sometime in February next year would Definitely consider the plight of flood-hit Pakistanis. Russia has so far not made any contribution in and outside the UN appeal for Sindhs flood victims. Head of International Aid at Saudi Embassy, Saleh Al Mugheeri, told this scribe that his country had contributed over $200 million through Saudi Development Fund during last years flash floods and military operations leading to displacements in Pakistans North Western parts. We would specify new aid amounts to help out monsoon flood affectees soon, he said. A lot of funds have been spent in the Middle East, Horns of Africa, Congo and elsewhere. The donors are really constrained with humanitarian budgets I guess, Wu Jin Song, Chief Representative of China Economic Council said. Lise Albrechtsen, Secretary Development at Norwegian Embassy, said, Norway had provided $7.1 million to the UNICEF, OCHA (Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) and Norwegian NGOs for helping flood affectees. She said that $2.2 million of the UN CERFs $17.6 million were provided by Norway while a bilateral developmental aid programme of $25 million was already underway between Pakistan and Norway. According to Emre Genctug, Third Secretary, Turkish Embassy, his country provided $10 million to Pakistan through Turkish NGOs last year while it provided 25 tons of humanitarian equipment and 10 tons of cargo this year. We would continue our support for brotherly Pakistan, he said. Development Counsellor at Danish Embassy told TheNation, Danish NGOs have co-funded half-a-million dollars for Pakistans monsoon flood victims while another aid of $60,000 has been recently approved. The Danish Embassy is awaiting direct aid contribution of $1 to $3 million from Danish government to assist the flood-hit people in need, the Danish diplomat said. Launched over a months ago, the United Nations Floods 2011 Rapid Response Plan for the humanitarian assistance to monsoon floods affectees in Sindh, has only gathered $66 million (18 per cent) against its appeal of $357 million, without any significant pledges or commitments in the pipeline. The gravity of the situation can be witnessed from the fact that the UN is primarily managing funds for its appeal through Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) that is so far the largest contributor to the Appeal with $17.6 million funds contribution followed by the US nearly $16 million and Japans $9 million contributions. Outside the UN appeal, $115 million have been collected, with the US and European Commission being the largest two contributors providing $23 million and $21 million respectively followed by CERF ($17.6 million).