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Over 5 million Pakistan flood victims to face food crisis, warns UN

06:29 PM | 3 Oct, 2022
Over 5 million Pakistan flood victims to face food crisis, warns UN
Source: @AlkhidmatOrg (Twitter)

ISLAMABAD – The United Nations humanitarian body has warned of an unfolding food crisis in the flood-hit districts of Pakistan, saying over five million victims will face serious crisis in next three months.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in its latest situation report on “Pakistan: 2022 Monsoon Floods” states the current floods are expected to exacerbate food insecurity, adding that 5.74 million people in flood-affected districts will be facing the crisis between September and November.

As of 30 September, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has recorded nearly 1,700 deaths and more than 12,800 injuries since mid-June after abnormal monsoon rains triggered massive floods, sinking large swathes of the country underwater.

The highest death rates were recorded in Sindh (747), Balochistan (325) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (307). More than 2 million houses have been damaged or destroyed while deluges overall affected 33 million in the South Asian country.

Last week, the UN has announced to issue a revised appeal seeking an additional $800 million from the international community to assist Pakistan in its flood relief activities.

It said that “food is being delivered to vulnerable families; however, it is still not enough to meet the nutrition needs of the people.”

The Pakistan government, in its estimates, said that floods had incurred losses of $30 billion on national economy.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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