Wednesday, August 18, 2010

EU pledges more Pakistan flood aid

In response to the ever increasing scale of the humanitarian crisis, the European Union's Humanitarian chief, Kristalina Georgieva, is announcing an additional $30 million in flood relief assistance to Pakistan.

The amount pledged brings to $70 million the EU is providing to flooded areas of Pakistan.

"The flood damage in Pakistan is massive and many millions of people are suffering," Georgieva said.

Meanwhile, Pakistan's chief meteorologist is saying that the flood waters are not expected to recede until the end of the month. Some 1,500 people have died in the flooding.

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