EU grants 19 million dollar flood, unrest aid to Pakistan

     The European Commission has said it will release another 15 million euros or 19 million dollars in aid to Pakistan to help tens of thousands of people affected by floods and unrest. The money, which takes the total for the year 2012 for Pakistan to 70 million, will be targeted at help for those affected by ongoing conflict in the north of the country as well as victims of a third successive year of heavy flooding in the south, reports The Nation. "These two largely unreported crises in Pakistan are affecting tens of thousands of vulnerable people," said EU Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva. Flash floods have affected hundreds of thousands of people and destroyed as many acres of crops. Monsoon rains in 2010 killed almost 1,800 people and affected 21 million.

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