Saturday, February 12, 2011

UNICEF Delivers Supplies To Flood Victims In Pakistan

Bernama: The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has begun a campaign to bring important supplies to flood victims in Pakistan's Khyber Paktunkhwa region in order help local residents in dealing with dropping temperatures, China's Xinhua news agency quoted UN officials as saying here Wednesday.

Summer floods in 2010 impacted about one-fifth of the Pakistan, disrupting the lives of 20 million people and leaving more than 2 million homes destroyed. Many flood victims do not yet have proper shelter.

…Supplies that UNICEF is rush delivering to vulnerable areas include clothes, shoes, blankets, and newborn kits. The agency has been working to provide safe drinking water and education to those impacted by the floods for months. … Out of the US$1.96 billion that the UN and its partners requested to help flood victims only 62 percent has been received…

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