The United Nations has warned that the funds for the flood-stricken communities in Pakistan may run out in January.
Pakistan received unprecedented rains this monsoon, submerging a third of the country and killing over 1,700 people.
Addressing a presser in Islamabad on Thursday, UN Resident Coordinator for Pakistan Julien Harneis said, “It is a major concern for us to ensure food security for the people hit by rains.”
The global body received a little over $260 million from international donors against its set target of over $816 million.
Terming the response “deeply worrying”, the UN representative said, “Other emergency responses around the world get a far higher percentage of response and we’re not getting that financing here.”
Pakistan is among the nations most vulnerable to extreme weather caused by climate change, while being responsible for less than one percent of global greenhouse gases.