UN launches $459m Pakistan floods appeal

Aid agencies in Pakistan have warned that many more people will die as floods inundate southern areas unless more international help comes.

The United Nations launched a fresh $459m appeal on Wednesday to help 14 million people affected by the deluge.

It says that so far about 1,600 people have been killed.

John Holmes, UN under-secretary general said the disaster was "one of the most challenging that any country has faced in recent years".

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