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UN to launch Pakistan flood appeal

The UN is to launch an appeal to help Pakistan tackle the country’s worst flooding in 80 years.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon issued an urgent plea for donors to “generously support Pakistan at this difficult time”.

A UN official said the disaster had now affected nearly 14 million people – eclipsing the scale of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

At least 1,600 people are known to have died so far in Pakistan.

“We will soon issue an… appeal for several hundred million dollars to respond to immediate needs,” Mr Ban told a news conference. Read more at…

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