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6cm. PLIGENTES BY FLOODS HAVE IMMEDIATE NEED HUMANITARIAN AID, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE UN IN PAKISTAN

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(Title) Six million people affected in Pakistan floods, which were the worst in 80 years, in need of humanitarian assistance to survive, announced today the UN , who is preparing to issue an international appeal to raise several hundred million dollars.

“Currently, we focus our efforts on six million people in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, namely the need to survive “said the representative of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs of the UN (OCHA), Elisabeth Beer.

Beer stated during the media briefing in Geneva that the Pakistani authorities estimate that amount to the affected contains approximately 14 million persons affected in very different degrees, directly and indirectly, by those who no longer have to shelter those who lost their crops to.

The spokesman said that the UN will issue tomorrow, Wednesday New York, in the presence of Pakistani officials, urged the international community for fundraising.

The call will be made by the Deputy UN Secretary-General responsible for humanitarian affairs John Holmes, clear beer, adding that it remains to be determine the number of people affected will get this help.

The spokesman reiterated that the international assistance following the deadly December 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean – which claimed the lives of 220,000 people – was aimed at five million people and it estimates that in Pakistan have destroyed 280 000 houses close to the number of destroyed houses recorded in Haiti after the earthquake of January 12.

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