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UN launches appeal to raise of 816 million dollars for Pakistan

Islamabad, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations and Pakistan launched an urgent appeal to raise 816 million dollars in response to the needs of the people affected by unprecedented floods in the country.

The “Pakistan Flood Response Plan 2022” was shared with UN member states and humanitarian organizations on Tuesday, as reported by the Business Recorder newspaper.

The new UN call for the growing emergencies of the Pakistani population represents a significant increase compared to the initial plan of 160 million.

The figure reflects the scale of destruction caused by the climate change-induced catastrophe, which affected 33 million people and cost the lives of 1,600, according to a joint press release issued simultaneously from Islamabad and Geneva.

Over two million homes were destroyed or damaged, forcing the population to live in the open, exposed to the threats of dengue, malaria and the approaching winter. More than 1,500 health and support facilities, as well as 13,000 kilometers of roads are seriously damaged.

According to the joint press release, the UN call focuses on the provision of urgent humanitarian assistance to save lives and the protection of 9.5 million people until May 31st, 2023.


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