DEC Pakistan appeal has brought in £24m

Coalition leader Brendan Gormley says generosity of public has been 'staggering'

The Disasters Emergency Committee’s appeal to help victims of the floods in Pakistan has reaped £24m in the first two weeks.

The coalition of 13 UK-based humanitarian aid organisations, including Oxfam, ActionAid and the British Red Cross, said it had already helped more than 700,000 people.

The floods have killed 1,600 people and are estimated to have affected 20 million.

Brendan Gormley, chief executive of the DEC, said: "The generosity of the UK public has been staggering. After two weeks, it is extraordinary that donations are still pouring in, showing that people continue to be moved by the unfolding disaster."

"The public has understood that this crisis is still growing in scale and requires ongoing support to make a real difference to the millions affected."

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