Pakistani Floods Claim More Lives

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A Pakistani man and his daughter make their way through the floods. Photo: Pedro Ugarte/AFP/Getty Images

Extreme flooding in Pakistan caused by torrential monsoons, covering about one-fifth of the country, has claimed the lives of more than one thousand people, authorities said today. Health officials fear the unsanitary conditions brought about by the floods could affect more Pakistanis in days to come. United Nations officials have appealed for $460 million in aid for shelter, food, and emergency care, and has thus far received about $263 million and an additional $54 million in pledges. [CNN]