UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan is among 12 countries which will receive additional emergency funds as part of a United Nations programme to assist people in neglected crises, the office of UN Humanitarian Affairs announced on Tuesday.

“Millions of people around the world are in dire need but we don’t always see or hear of their plight,” the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos said. This money will save lives by ensuring that humanitarian organisations can continue to support the most vulnerable men, women and children caught in the midst of devastating disasters and conflicts.

This latest allocation brings the total amount provided by the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to an unprecedented $172 million in a single year, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a press release.

The funds will support vital humanitarian aid in Pakistan ($10 million), Bangladesh ($2 million), Chad ($8 million), Colombia ($3.5 million), the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea ($6 million), Haiti ($1.5 million), Madagascar ($3 million), Mauritania ($4 million), Myanmar ($3 million), Niger ($8 million), the Philippines ($3 million) and Somalia ($20 million).

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July 17, 2013 2:36 pm

Just hope this Aid actually gets to the victims in Pakistan who badly need it and doesn't simply end up in the pockets of the super rich and disgraceful super oppressive power mongers.

July 17, 2013 4:43 pm

sad pakistan clubbed with such counteries. Mr Jinnah, Gen Yahya Khan , Bhutto and so on must be turning in their graves.

Qaiser Bakhtiari
July 17, 2013 10:37 pm

No aid should come to Pakistan till this country reduces its military budget and increase spending on health care , education and maintaining law and order for the country. We are paying to much to this military to get drivers and batmans for the military begamat.

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