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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 homes.

The UN report said the resources requested would be invested in agriculture, education, food, health care, security, housing, water and sanitation, among other sectors.

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