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UN refuse to be deterred by threats to aid workers

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UN refuse to be deterred by threats to aid workers


In Pakistan there is no relief from danger as thousands more are forced to flee and aid workers struggle to reach the needy.

As floods sweep down from the north, the waters have breached embankments while in Shahdadkot the force has opened up defences covering fields like an inland sea.

Local authorities have issued a new evacuation order to 300,000 still living in the town as the waters approach their homes.

Tens of thousands have already been on the move in the flood devastated areas. Now there are rumours of a new threat with the US State Department claiming it had information militants may target aid workers.

“I think it would be totally inhumane for anyone to target us as we try to save lives. If any groups, any individual targets humanitarians at this time, they’re not really targeting us, they’re harming the millions of people whose lives we are trying to save,” explained Maurizio Giuliano Public Information Officer for the UN.

As the aid continues to arrive the World Health Organisation said the security threat would delay the operation in some areas while the possibility of more rain has heightened the risk of fresh flooding.

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