Humanitarian aid work in Pakistan is in “jeopardy” because of a massive funding shortage for key projects, the UN said Tuesday.
“The humanitarian community is concerned that the international community’s response is inadequate,” the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in a note.
Only 20 percent of the $500 million needed this year for displaced people and refugees has been donated so far, it said.
“This means basic life sustaining services such as food, health, etc. are in serious jeopardy,” the OCHA note warned.
The World Food Programme said its supplies for the displaced will not last past May.
Some 1.3 million people in Pakistan are displaced and more refugees continue to pour out of volatile zones, the UN said.