WFP assists thousands in Pakistan following deadly monsoon floodsListen /
Tens of thousands of people affected by monsoon floods in Pakistan are receiving assistance from the World Food Programme (WFP).
WFP says severe flooding has affected more than four million people in Sindh, Balochistan and Punjab, resulting in 400 deaths and the destruction of houses and hundreds of thousands of acres of crops.
Charles Appel reports.
The World Food Programme has distributed one month of food rations to 10,000 families in one district where some areas are as much as eight feet under water.
The agency plans to reach an additional 10,000 families later this week.
As the flood waters have resulted in limited road access, WFP is using 16 motorboats to reach some of the worst affected areas.
WFP says it could scale up its efforts to reach 250,000 families, which would require additional funding. The agency is urgently seeking $15 million in donations.
Charles Appel, United Nations