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Monsoon rains in Bangladesh have caused flash floods and landslides. There are an estimated 121 fatalities and one million people are marooned.
International development agency Oxfam says funds for the United Nations Pakistan disaster appeal are drying up and threatening millions of lives.
Three months after floods began in Pakistan, aid agencies are concerned that 99 cases of cholera across the country have now been publicly confirmed.
Evangelical Christians from South Asia living in Britain are pushing to have Pakistan’s crippling international debts cancelled.
The DEC Pakistan Floods Appeal has now reached £47 million, Disasters Emergency Committee chief Brendan Paddy has announced.
Of the 20 million people affected by the floods in Pakistan, some 85 per cent are women and children, and around 500,000 are pregnant women.
The Disasters Emergency Committee in the UK is encouraging corporate donations as part of its drive to raise money for flood-stricken Pakistan.
The Disasters Emergency Committee says that for the first time in 45 years it has seen donations rise during the second week of an appeal.
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and the Elders group want people and governments to give “more quickly and generously” to flood-stricken Pakistan.
The Disasters Emergency Committee in the UK has expressed grave concern following reports of cholera in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.