Residents flee as flash-floods death toll approaches 500

Residents flee as flash-floods death toll approaches 500

Hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing flash floods after being warned to evacuate as the death toll from severe monsoon rains in Pakistan and neighbouring India climbed to 457 people.

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Pakistan told by US to fund its own flood rebuilding

Pakistan told by US to fund its own flood rebuilding

The US envoy to Pakistan has warned that the world will only be able to fund around 25% of the "tens of billions" of dollars needed to rebuild Pakistan after the floods, meaning its government will have to make up the shortfall.

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Jolie sees Pakistan devastation

Jolie sees Pakistan devastation

Angelina Jolie met flood victims in Pakistan today and appealed to the world for aid needed to help the country recover.

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Pakistan floods predicted to hammer economy

Pakistan floods predicted to hammer economy

Pakistan’s economic growth will plunge 2% because of the floods and lead to “massive” job losses, the prime minister warned today.

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Clegg: 'Pakistan will need aid for years'

Clegg: 'Pakistan will need aid for years'

Nick Clegg today warned that flood-hit Pakistan will need aid for years to come as he saw the devastation for himself.

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Historic city in South Pakistan saved from floods

Historic city in South Pakistan saved from floods

Thousands of people streamed back to the historic southern city of Thatta today where new levees hastily built from clay and stone held back floodwaters that have inundated much of Pakistan.

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Floods inundate Pakistan town

Floods inundate Pakistan town

Floodwaters inundated a large town in southern Pakistan today, spreading further destruction in an area where hundreds of thousands of people who fled to higher ground are in dire need of food and water.

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Another levee breach threatens south Pakistan city

Another levee breach threatens south Pakistan city

Floodwaters made another break today in the levees protecting a southern Pakistani city, as thousands of residents fled for high ground and left the city nearly empty.

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UN: Floods displace another million in Pakistan

UN: Floods displace another million in Pakistan

The UN has said another million people have been displaced in the last 48 hours in Pakistan.

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Hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis flee as new flood warning issued

Hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis flee as new flood warning issued

Hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis were fleeing a southern region today after the bloated Indus River crushed an embankment and flooded new areas, officials said.

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Taliban hints at future attacks on Pakistan aid workers

Taliban hints at future attacks on Pakistan aid workers

The Taliban today hinted it may launch attacks against foreign flood relief workers in Pakistan, saying their presence is "unacceptable".

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Govt allocates funds to help Pakistan flood victims

Govt allocates funds to help Pakistan flood victims

The Government has allocated more than half of the €2m in aid Ireland has pledged to the relief effort in Pakistan.

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Swollen river threatens Pakistan towns

Swollen river threatens Pakistan towns

Pakistani officials today urged anyone left in three southern towns to evacuate immediately as water broke through an embankment, endangering areas previously untouched by the country’s flooding disaster.

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Disease fears grow in wake of Pakistan floods

Disease fears grow in wake of Pakistan floods

Pakistan is bracing itself for countrywide outbreaks of disease after the weeks of flooding damaged hospitals and clinics and turned tens of thousands of medical workers into refugees.

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Pakistani ambassador in further floods appeal

Pakistani ambassador in further floods appeal

The Pakistani Ambassador to Ireland is appealing for further and urgent international help for the victims of the country's flooding.

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President: Three years to recover from floods

President: Three years to recover from floods

Pakistan’s president said it will take at least three years to recover from the floods that are battering the country.

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Flood defences strengthened in Pakistan

Flood defences strengthened in Pakistan

Authorities piled stones and sandbags to strengthen embankments protecting a city from rising waters in Pakistan today as the floods moved slowly south after leaving thousands of square miles of destruction in their wake.

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Fresh flooding submerges Pakistan towns

Fresh flooding submerges Pakistan towns

About 150,000 Pakistanis were forced to move to higher ground as floodwaters from a freshly swollen Indus River submerged dozens more towns and villages in the south, a government spokesman said today.

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Pakistan thanks world for 'heartening' aid

Pakistan thanks world for 'heartening' aid

Pakistan thanked the world for coming to its aid and said more than 20 million flood victims now knew that nations and people around the globe were standing with them during the worst disaster the country has ever faced.

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UN meets aid goal for flood-hit Pakistan

UN meets aid goal for flood-hit Pakistan

The United Nations appeared to have met its target of €358m in immediate aid for flood-stricken Pakistan today, after Ireland, the US and other nations dramatically upped their pledges.

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€1.19m pledged to Pakistan relief effort

€1.19m pledged to Pakistan relief effort

Ireland today pledged almost €1.2m to relief efforts in Pakistan as the Government called on the international community to wake up to the scale of the flood disaster.

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Terrorists 'may exploit' Pakistan floods crisis

Terrorists 'may exploit' Pakistan floods crisis

Islamist terrorists may exploit the chaos and misery caused by the floods in Pakistan to gain new recruits, the country’s president said today.

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US increases aid to flood-hit Pakistan

US increases aid to flood-hit Pakistan

The US will increase its aid to flood-ravaged Pakistan to $150m (€117.1m), Senator John Kerry said today, stressing that Washington does not want Islamist extremism to increase on the back of the crisis.

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Pakistan floods 'to persist for two weeks'

Pakistan floods 'to persist for two weeks'

The devastating Pakistan floods are unlikely to recede fully for almost a fortnight, the country's top forecaster said today.

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Overseas Aid minister Power to attend UN meeting on Pakistan

Overseas Aid minister Power to attend UN meeting on Pakistan

The UN General Assembly is to hold an emergency meeting tomorrow to discuss the Pakistan flooding crisis.

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Pakistan: Desperate flood victims mob relief trucks

Pakistan: Desperate flood victims mob relief trucks

Victims of Pakistan’s deadly floods have mobbed relief lorries carrying food, and authorities in the north west warned of famine unless the region’s farmers received immediate help to plant new crops.

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World Bank redirects £575m to flood recovery

World Bank redirects £575m to flood recovery

The World Bank today vowed to redirect £575m (€698m) of its existing loans to Pakistan to help in flood recovery, as the UN warned many of the 20 million people affected by the disaster have yet to receive any emergency aid.

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Aid 'still not reaching Pakistan flood victims'

Aid 'still not reaching Pakistan flood victims'

Many of the 20 million people affected by flooding in Pakistan have yet to receive any assistance despite a growing international relief effort, the UN said today as authorities warned the swollen Indus River may burst its banks again in the coming days.

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Minister meets Pakistani Ambassador to discuss flooding disaster

Minister meets Pakistani Ambassador to discuss flooding disaster

Pakistani Ambassador to Ireland Naghmana Hashmi and Minister for Overseas Development Peter Power met in Dublin today earlier to discuss the worsening flooding disaster.

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World's response to Pakistan floods 'woefully inadequate'

World's response to Pakistan floods 'woefully inadequate'

Britain's International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell has said the world's response to the floods in Pakistan has been "woefully inadequate".

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Flood survivors condemn slow delivery of aid

Flood survivors condemn slow delivery of aid

Angry flood survivors in Pakistan today blocked a road to protest against the slow delivery of aid, as a forecast of more flooding increased the urgency of the massive international relief effort.

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Power to meet Pakistan Ambassador over flooding

Power to meet Pakistan Ambassador over flooding

Junior Minister Peter Power will today meet with the Ambassador to Pakistan to discuss Ireland's response to the disaster.

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Pakistan braced for more flooding

Pakistan braced for more flooding

Authorities were warning of more flooding this week in Pakistan while heavy rain lashed victims living in makeshift camps, adding to the urgency of a massive international relief effort under way.

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Moon: Floods require 'unprecedented assistance'

Moon: Floods require 'unprecedented assistance'

The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has pledged a further $10m to help Pakistan following the devastating flooding.

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UN chief urges world to speed up Pakistan aid

UN chief urges world to speed up Pakistan aid

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has urged the world to speed up aid to Pakistan.

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UN chief in Pakistan as flood crisis worsens

UN chief in Pakistan as flood crisis worsens

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in flood-ravaged Pakistan today to boost relief efforts as the 20 million people made homeless grew increasingly desperate.

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Cholera confirmed in Pakistan flood disaster

Cholera confirmed in Pakistan flood disaster

A case of the deadly waterborne disease cholera has been confirmed in Pakistan’s flood-ravaged northwest, and aid workers expect there to be more, the UN said today.

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Cholera confirmed in Pakistan flood disaster

Cholera confirmed in Pakistan flood disaster

A case of the deadly, waterborne disease cholera has been confirmed in Pakistan’s flood-ravaged northwest, and aid workers expect it is not isolated, the UN said today.

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UN Secretary-General to visit flood-hit Pakistan

UN Secretary-General to visit flood-hit Pakistan

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon is expected to visit some areas devastated by flooding in Pakistan this weekend.

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Disease adds to woes in flood-hit Pakistan

Disease adds to woes in flood-hit Pakistan

Aid agencies are warning that outbreaks of disease are posing new risks to the victims of Pakistan's worst floods in decades.

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Pakistan flood victims begin fasting for Ramadan

Pakistan flood victims begin fasting for Ramadan

Pakistani flood survivors already short of food and water began the fasting month of Ramadan today, a normally festive, social time marked this year by misery and fears of an uncertain future.

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Floods chaos could help Taliban resurgents regroup

Floods chaos could help Taliban resurgents regroup

The floods ravaging Pakistan are generating fears that Taliban insurgents could regroup amid the chaos and destruction.

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UN launches Pakistan appeal

UN launches Pakistan appeal

The United Nations launched an appeal to raise almost $460m (€357m) for flood-hit Pakistan tonight.

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Pakistani president returns home

Pakistan’s president Asif Ali Zardari returned to his flood-ravaged country and a storm of criticism today for visiting Europe amid the nation’s worst natural disaster.

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Govt adds €550k to Pakistan floods fund

Govt adds €550k to Pakistan floods fund

The Government is donating a further €550,000 to help the aid effort in Pakistan.

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Pakistan flood crisis 'greater than other disasters combined'

Pakistan flood crisis 'greater than other disasters combined'

The Pakistan floods could affect more people than the world’s last three great disasters combined, the UN warned today.

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Pakistan struggles to cope with growing floods

Pakistan struggles to cope with growing floods

Pakistan’s government faced rising national anger today as it continued to appear overwhelmed by the scale of floods that have killed at least 1,500 and affected millions more.

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Flood crisis deepens as more rain lashes Pakistan

Flood crisis deepens as more rain lashes Pakistan

More rain soaked flood-ravaged Pakistan today and even heavier downpours were forecast for coming days, deepening a crisis in which hard-line Islamists have rushed to fill gaps in the government’s patchy response.

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Flood-ridden Pakistan set for more heavy rain

Flood-ridden Pakistan set for more heavy rain

More heavy rain is falling in flood-ravaged Pakistan and even heavier downpours are forecast.

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Pakistan on red alert as weather stops relief flights

Pakistan on red alert as weather stops relief flights

Pakistan is on red alert today for extreme flooding in its rich agricultural south.

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Monsoon floods bring more fears of crisis in Pakistan

Monsoon floods bring more fears of crisis in Pakistan

There are fears of a new humanitarian crisis developing in Pakistan.

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Floods sweep onwards across Pakistan

Floods sweep onwards across Pakistan

Flood survivors loaded down with possessions fled for their lives in Pakistan today while the government came under renewed criticism for its response to the growing catastrophe.

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Ireland prepares Corps to help in Pakistan floods

Ireland prepares Corps to help in Pakistan floods

Ireland's Rapid Response Corps has been put on standby in case they are needed in the Pakistan flood relief effort.

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Renewed Pakistan flooding threatens more lives

Renewed Pakistan flooding threatens more lives

Flooding ravaged hundreds of villages in Pakistan’s main province of Punjab today, destroying homes, soaking crops and threatening more lives.

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Dozens more killed in Pakistan flooding

Dozens more killed in Pakistan flooding

Floodwaters ravaged hundreds of villages in Pakistan’s heartland today, killing dozens more people and destroying thousands of homes.

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Cholera fear as medics rush to Pakistan flood areas

Cholera fear as medics rush to Pakistan flood areas

Pakistani medical teams were rushing to the deluged north west today amid fears that cholera could spread after the worst floods in the country's history that have already killed up to 1,200 people.

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Concern release emergency funds for Pakistan floods

Concern release emergency funds for Pakistan floods

Concern is releasing half a million euro from its emergency fund for the aid effort in Pakistan.

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Medics try to prevent disease outbreak in Pakistan floods

Medics try to prevent disease outbreak in Pakistan floods

Dozens of medical teams have been sent to north-west Pakistan in the hope of preventing a massive outbreak of disease caused by the worst floods in the country’s history.

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Up to 1,500 killed in Pakistan flooding

Up to 1,500 killed in Pakistan flooding

The death toll from flooding in Pakistan has increased to 1,500 following the worst flooding in 40 years.

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Thousands trapped by Pakistan floods

Thousands trapped by Pakistan floods

Rescue workers struggled today to save more than 27,000 people still trapped by massive flooding in Pakistan’s north-west that has killed over 900 people and destroyed thousands of homes, officials said.

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