UNHCR appeals for US$ 33.2 million to assist Pakistan flood victims

AlertNet: The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is seeking US$ 33.2 million to fund the agency’s work to assist the millions of people struggling to survive devastating flooding that has hit Pakistan for a second year running.  UNHCR appeal is part of the United Nations consolidated funding appeal for US$ 356.7 million to assist flood victims for over six months.

UNHCR said the funds will be used to provide 75,000 tents and 75,000 kits of household relief items and thousands of plastic sheets, which can be used as simple, emergency shelters. The supplies will benefit an estimated 525,000 people, many of whom were just starting to recover from the historic floods of 2010.

The assistance will be targeted at the districts of Badin, Tando, Muhammad Khan, Mir Pur Khas, Benazirabad, Dadu, Jamshoro and Thatta in the southern province of Sindh. In Balochistan province, affected families in Kalat, Nasirbad, Jaffarabad, Lashbella, Pishin and Qilla Abdullah districts will be assisted. Continue

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