UN, Pakistan launch revised $816M flash appeal for flood victims

KARACHI, Pakistan

The UN and Pakistan on Tuesday issued a revised flash appeal for $816 million to cope with the devastation caused by unprecedented rains and floods in the South Asian country, claiming nearly 1,700 lives.

The revised assistance plan, five times higher than the original $160 million appeal, was launched at a ceremony in Geneva to gear up for the rehabilitation of millions of Pakistanis struck by the last month’s historic floods.

The event was…

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