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A MASSIVE relief operation following the devastating killer floods that have swept across Pakistan is gathering pace – and Basingstoke residents are being urged to do their bit to help bring aid to the millions in need.
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MILLIONS of people have been affected by the floods that hit Pakistan at the end of July. Not only did 2,000 lose their lives, but homes, livelihoods and, in some cases whole villages, were washed
away while aid struggled to get through to cut off areas.
The UN has launched its largest ever response to a natural disaster, appealing for more than £1.3bn, which includes $500m already raised, to be used to help up to 14 million people over a period of a year.
People across Hampshire have come together in the Southampton Flood Relief Campaign to help those suffering by raising funds and sending basic aid boxes.