Aid running out for Pakistan flood victims

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Posted: Nov 09, 2011 2:56 AM
Aid running out for Pakistan flood victims

International aid agencies warn they are running short of money and supplies to help millions of people affected by floods in Pakistan.

The statement was issued on Wednesday by the United Nations and several other aid groups, including Oxfam, Save the Children, Care and ACTED.

The U.N. says it has only raised $96.5 million of the $357 million six-month appeal it issued in September. It says relief supplies will run out in weeks without more money.

Oxfam has only raised about $13 million of its $35 million appeal and will have to cut back help to nearly 4 million people at the beginning of the year.

The floods first hit Pakistan in August following unusually heavy monsoon rains and have affected over 9 million people.