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275 million euros in aid for Pakistan


The UN says it has raised 275 million euros in aid to help the victims of the floods in Pakistan.

A special two-day meeting of the General Assembly was called with the aim of raising 360 million euros.

But the U.N. humanitarian chief John Holmes said on Friday that the appeal is only about 70 percent funded with some 100 million euros remains to be raised.

Pakistan has also accepted a 3.5 million euro donation from its neighbour and rival India as it struggles to cope with its worst natural disaster in its history.

The six million people left homeless by the flooding now face a daily battle to survive as they await foreign aid.

“I got one pack of milk…it’s worth 10 ruppees, while I lost my shoe which is worth 120.”

Following the stream of new pledges from the international community, NATO said it would provide ships and aircraft to assist the Pakistan army with the relief operations.

The military alliance’s first mission is set to arrive in Pakistan on Sunday.

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