UN launches appeal for victims of Pakistan floods - Macleans.ca
 

UN launches appeal for victims of Pakistan floods

Taliban condemns foreign aid, promises to match it


 

The United Nations has launched an appeal to help victims of the relentless flooding in Pakistan. The monsoon floods have affected more than 14 million people across the country, and the UN’s humanitarian agency has asked for $459 million for the recovery. More than 1,600 people have died and nearly 300,000 have been left homeless. Food prices have also been driven up as some 1.4 million acres of crops were destroyed in the floods that hit Pakistan’s breadbasket, Punjab. Meanwhile, the Taliban in Pakistan has denounced all foreign aid for flood victims. They have said they will match the latest U.S. pledge of $20 million.

Al Jazeera


 
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UN launches appeal for victims of Pakistan floods

  1. I wonder where Taliban got their money. Are they volunteering to match it, because they have a way of getting those same aid money coming from the world to somehow end up in their treasury? Hmmm that somehow put a new twist to that word "match".

  2. The Taliban know they'll get a pretty good cut of that half-a-billion dollars, 20 million will be pocket change.