UN requests $2 billion for Pakistan
UN: The United Nations requested $2 billion in aid to confront an
expected 12-month period of humanitarian disasters in Pakistan following
the floods of July.
This aid should benefit 15 million people, and will cover 483
projects by various UN agencies and national and international
organizations, according to a report released here.
The tragedy left more than 1,700 dead, affected more than 20 million
pople for an equivalent of 10 percent of the population, devastated some
160,000 square kilometers of land, and destroyed almost two million
The UN report said the resources requested would be invested in
agriculture, education, food, health care, security, housing, water and
sanitation, among other sectors.