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Good morning, this is Pip. Today, we’re covering how humanitarian organisations working to help people in Pakistan recover from this summer’s catastrophic floods are facing a “drought” of funding as the situation in the country continues to deteriorate.

We’re also learning how a portion of Afghanistan’s foreign reserves ended up in Geneva. Plus, the UN refugee agency is warning that refugees from Myanmar are being deported from Malaysia, in violation of their rights.

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The floods in Pakistan this summer destroyed thousands of kilometres of roads and railways, cutting off millions of people from basic necessities such as food, water and health services. (Keystone/AP Photo/Zahid Hussain)

💸 Pakistan facing funding ‘drought’ for flood recovery. The catastrophic flooding which hit Pakistan this summer has affected 33 million people, destroying homes, livelihoods and killing over 1,700 people to date. Months on, however, humanitarian organisations that are responding to the emergency are still facing a major funding shortfall. We spoke to IFRC under-secretary general Xavier Castellanos, who just returned from a visit to the country, to find out more.

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Background image shows the original manuscript of the UN Charter preamble. (Credit: UN/Twitter)

🇺🇳 The United Nations officially came into existence 77 years ago this week when its charter came into effect on 24 October 1945. Marking the anniversary, UN secretary general António Guterres said the organisation was being “tested like never before” but was “made for moments like this”. “As we mark UN Day, let us renew our hope and conviction in what humanity can achieve when we work as one, in global solidarity,” he said.

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