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The Disasters Emergency Committee in the UK is encouraging corporate donations as part of its drive to raise money for flood-stricken Pakistan.
Debt activists have said that they fear the aid to Pakistan will be dwarfed by its debt repayments and issued a warning over new loans.
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.
Church World Service has urged a more robust response from the international donor community to Pakistan’s devastating flooding disaster.
In the five years since the 2005 earthquake devastated parts of Pakistan, not one year has gone by in which the people of Pakistan have not suffered from disaster, says Church World Service staff working in the country.
The World Bank has announced it will loan £574 milion to Pakistan to help it recover from its worst ever flooding. Others are also stepping in.
The Disasters Emergency Committee has announced today that their appeal for people affected by the Pakistan floods has raised £15 million.
An estimated six million children are at risk of malnutrition, diarrhoea and pneumonia as unprecedented super-floods inundate Pakistan.