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UN appeal approved; 42% pledged

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Donors had pledged 42 percent of the UN flash appeal made for the reconstruction of the areas affected by the floods in January and February, officials said yesterday. After the second wave of floods, the UN revised its flash appeal to US $ 44 million.(..)Commenting on the financial situation at the World Food Programme (WFP), he said that 80 percent of funds required had been pledged.