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Pakistan flood food running out, warns UN | Activist News

Pakistan flood food running out, warns UN

October 29, 2010

The United Nations has warned its supply of emergency food aid for victims of Pakistan’s summer floods will run out by the start of December.

UN humanitarian co-ordinator Martin Mogwanja said up to six million people relied on the aid every month.

With winter on the way, seven million people still do not have adequate shelter or quilts, blankets and warm clothing, he told the BBC.

The monsoon floods affected 20 million people and one fifth of the country.

At least 1,500 people died in the deluge.

Appealing for further donations from the international community, Mr Mogwanja said malnutrition was also increasing as food stocks dwindled.

And winter would bring fresh misery for the homeless, he said.

Those most in need of shelter are said to be in north-western Khyber Pakhutunkhwa province, northern parts of Punjab province and Gilgit Baltistan in the far north.

“The food stocks… are not sufficient to take us through into December, so there are a number of areas we are seeing increases in malnutrition of children,” Mr Mogwanja told BBC Urdu.

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