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UN calls for more donations for Pakistan floods

08-19-2010 08:26 BJT

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The World Food Program is calling for further donations to assist million of flood victims across Pakistan.

Representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees are also seeking more assistance for the flood-ravaged country.

The situation is worsening as flood water continues to move into new areas across Pakistan. Officials are having a hard time handling the situation because it is still evolving. The floods have submerged tens of thousands of villages. 15-hundred people have been killed, while more than 20 million others have been affected.

An estimated 4.6 million flood victims have yet to get any shelter. Around 60-thousand troops are involved with flood relief. Almost 200 million US dollars has been designated for immediate relief, with still more to come.

Marcus Prior, Asia Spokesman, World Food Programme, said, "Although we have received 32 and half million dollars to our appeal so far, of the 164 million dollars, and that we have food supplies till probably to last till the end of August into early September, we really do need donations now to allow us buy food in good time to get it to the people in need and make sure that there's no disruption to that supply."


Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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