UN to seek $160 million in emergency aid for Pakistan floods

According to officials, the United Nations and Pakistan will launch an appeal on Tuesday for $160 million in emergency funds 

for the almost 500,000 people who have been forced to flee their homes because of the historic floods, which have killed more than 1,150 people since mid-June.

Over 33 million people, or one in seven Pakistanis, have been affected by the floods, and Pakistani officials are tackling the aftermath with support from the military, rescuers, and volunteers.

Large regions are still waterlogged even though rain ended three days ago and flood waters were receding in other places. 

Rescuers were transporting stranded individuals to safer areas, including the highways, flooded villages, and cities, where temporary tent camps had appeared.

Initial official calculations indicated that the destruction cost the economy $10 billion in losses. 

Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal told The Associated Press that the estimate was just an initial one and was probably much higher.