10m without shelter in Pakistan floods: UN

More than 10 million people have been left without shelter in Pakistan’s floods for the past six weeks, the United Nations said Tuesday, in ‘one of the worst humanitarian disasters’ in UN history.

“According to new estimates following the most recent flooding in Sindh… at least 10 million people are currently without shelter,” said Maurizio Giuliano, spokesman in Pakistan for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

“And this does not include those who already received emergency shelter supplies and those housed in schools,” Giuliano told AFP.

He said the floods in Pakistan had become “one of the worst humanitarian disasters in UN history, in terms of number of people that we have to assist and also the area covered.”