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UN Launches Mass Appeal for Pakistan Flood Relief

13 August 2010
Author: UNFPA

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations launched an appeal Wednesday for $460 million in emergency aid to support relief efforts in flood-ravaged Pakistan. Funds will be used to provide food, water, shelter and emergency medical care. Chinese authorities have indicated a willingness to increase aid assistance to Pakistan after the U.S. and British governments vowed additional emergency funds.

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Pakistan
Population:
185.1 mil
  • Fertility rate
    3.7
  • Maternal Mortality Ratio / 100k births
    178
  • Contraceptives prevalence rate
    28
  • Population aged 10-24
    30%
Youth secondary school enrollment:
Boys 41%
Girls 31%