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UN Says Pakistan's Humanitarian Situation Is Critical

23 August 2010
Author: UNFPA

Pakistan's humanitarian crisis is the largest 'in decades'. The UN in Pakistan has described the humanitarian situation caused by the flood disaster as critical.

As flood waters continue to travel south through the country, tens of thousands of people are being displaced each day.Earlier, the UN said it had raised some 70 per cent of the money needed to provide emergency relief to flood victims.

The International Monetary Fund is to start talks with Pakistan later to discuss how to help with the crisis.

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Pakistan
Population:
185.1 mil
  • Fertility rate
    3.2
  • Maternal Mortality Ratio / 100k births
    170
  • Contraceptives prevalence rate
    27
  • Population aged 10-24
    32%
Youth secondary school enrollment:
Boys 41%
Girls 31%