UK to send Pakistan £1.5m in emergency flood aid

LONDON, 29 August 2022, (TON): The UK is to send £1.5 million in aid to Pakistan in the aftermath of devastating floods.

A state of emergency has been declared across much of the country, with nearly 1,000 people killed in the country since June and 700,000 homes destroyed after the annual monsoon season arrived unusually early.

The southern provinces of Sindh and Balochistan have been hardest hit by the deluges, with the former experiencing rainfall 800 percent higher than expected in August.

Millions are now thought to be homeless and in need of aid, with the UN set to launch a global appeal early next week.

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