quinta-feira, 12 de agosto de 2010

Massive scale-up needed in Pakistan flood relief operation, says UN

Massive scale-up needed in Pakistan flood relief operation, says UN
The worest flooding in living memory in Pakistan
12 August 2010 – While assistance is being provided to hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis affected by what has been called their country’s worst flooding in living memory, the United Nations humanitarian wing says the relief operation needs to be massively scaled up. According to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), more than 14 million people – almost one in every 10 Pakistanis – have so far been affected by the flooding, which began late last month in the wake of heavy monsoon rains.
More than 1,200 people have been killed, and at least 2 million left homeless, by the disaster which has also destroyed homes, farmland and major infrastructure in large parts of the country, most notably the north-west province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK).
 
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