Pakistan's flood appeal faces shortages, as funds dry up

Mohamed swims one hour every day to get food from a WFP distribution centre in Pakistan

Many of the five million people affected by flash floods that devastated Pakistan this year could remain without help.

The UN's Relief Agency, OCHA, today said that just 35 per cent of its $357 million appeal has been met by donors.

OCHA says, as a result, the country will continue to face food and shelter shortages and dire water and sanitation conditions, putting thousands at risk.

Although rains have stopped, flood waters remain in parts of the country.

According to Pakistani Government figures, the death toll for the floods is 466 with 756 injured.

OCHA's Stacey Winston, who is in Pakistan, spoke to Aditya Mehta about how the funding gap will affect the Agency's work in the country.

Duration: 3’04″

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