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Nations Pledge More In Pakistan Flood Aid

Pakistan will receive more international flood aid.

At a "Friends of Pakistan" meeting at UN headquarters in New York, the United States raised its pledge to $345 million. Britain committed an additional $109 million to flood relief efforts.

Catherine Ashton, the European Union's high representative for foreign affairs, said the EU had already contributed about $315 million and encouraged nations to give more.

Jean-Maurice Ripert, UN special envoy for Pakistan assistance, said countries expect Pakistan to lead the recovery efforts and account publicly for all the funds.

compiled from agency reports