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Friday, August 27, 2010

UN receives $291m for flood victims of Pakistan

United Nations has informed that approximately $291 million donations have been received out of $460 million aid appeal from the platform of United Nations for the flood-affected people of Pakistan adding that during last 48-hour additional One million people have become homeless in Sindh owing to flood wreckages.

Addressing a press briefing on Friday, UN spokesman informed media that above 17.1 million people have been affected in devastating floods in Pakistan and UN agencies have till now provided shelters to 800,000 flood victims.

He said that 730,000 children in flood-hit areas have been vaccinated and lives of 720,000 children could be threaten if they were not provided with basic health facilities immediately. Security concerns have not restrained relief activities in the flood-affected areas and thousands of people could be affected in flood-affected areas of Sindh if relief activities didn’t initiate.

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