Pakistan / South Asia

UN launches broad appeal to aid Pakistan flood victims

In light of the continuing floods in Pakistan — which have caused widespread devastation and affected some 14 million people — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on donors to support a broad and potentially unprecedented aid campaign. UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs spokesman Maurizio Giuliano says that the number of people adversely affected by the floods in Pakistan outnumbers the total number of people affected by the 2005 Pakistan earthquake, 2004 tsunami and 2010 Haiti earthquake combined.

More . . . (BBC, UN to launch Pakistan flood appeal, 10 August 2010)

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