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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 : 220.9 mil
Fertility rate
3.4
Maternal Mortality Ratio
140
Contraceptives prevalence rate
24
Population aged 10-24
30%
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 40%
Girls 34%

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