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UN calls for more Pakistan aid

The UN has launched a special meeting of the General Assembly to try to boost the international aid commitment to flood-stricken Pakistan.

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told the session the floods were like "a slow-motion tsunami" that presented an ongoing crisis.

The UN says it has raised nearly half the $460m (£295m) wanted for initial relief but the response remains slow.

Matthew Price reports.

  • 19 Aug 2010