5M Pakistanis Affected By Flooding Need Humanitarian Assistance, U.N. Agencies Say
"United Nations aid agencies said Friday more than five million Pakistanis are in need of humanitarian assistance following the floods earlier this year," with nearly half of those being children, the VOA "Breaking News" blog reports (11/26). "UNICEF spokesperson Marixie Mercado said the most urgent risks to children are those related to safe water and malnutrition, with malnutrition rates in the affected areas already found to be high before the floods began," according to the U.N. News Centre (11/25).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.