UN launches $459m Pakistan flood appeal

| 11/08/2010

(BBC): The UN has launched an appeal for $459m (£290m) to help victims of Pakistan’s flood disaster, which has affected at least 14 million people. UN humanitarian chief John Holmes made the announcement at the organisation’s headquarters in New York, saying the aid would cover the next 90 days. The disaster was "one of the most challenging that any country has faced in recent years", Mr Holmes said. So far, about 1,600 people have been killed by the monsoon floods. Mr Holmes said the funds would be used for food, clean water, shelter and medical supplies. The "emergency response plan" would be revised after 30 days as more information came in, he added.

(BBC): The UN has launched an appeal for $459m (£290m) to help victims of Pakistan’s flood disaster, which has affected at least 14 million people. UN humanitarian chief John Holmes made the announcement at the organisation’s headquarters in New York, saying the aid would cover the next 90 days. The disaster was "one of the most challenging that any country has faced in recent years", Mr Holmes said. So far, about 1,600 people have been killed by the monsoon floods. Mr Holmes said the funds would be used for food, clean water, shelter and medical supplies. The "emergency response plan" would be revised after 30 days as more information came in, he added.

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  1. The International media including CNN and BBC, have all partook in branding Pakistan into a state that helps terrorists. I believe that the temptation of those in power over Pakistan now, is to use this disaster as an opportunity to help them win the war against terrorists. I just hope that is not the case! It is already sad that their Prime Minister appeared indifferent to what happened to the people there whilst he was away meeting and dining with the UK Prime Minister, David Cameron. Just recently, whilst in India, David Cameron made some negative remarks pertaining to Pakistan’s involvement to helping the terrorists. The "terrorists" right now have joined in giving humanitarian aid to help the Pakistanees. This poor people are the victims of news coverage, terrorists, international condemnation, and indifferent leaders. I am dissappointed that the emergency response was very slow.