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ADB to give Pakistan up to $2.5bn in flood relief support

Announcement comes amid new dangers from waterborne diseases and hunger

Women displaced because of flooding wait for food handouts at a refugee camp in Sehwan, Pakistan, on Sept. 30.   © Reuters

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) -- The Asian Development Bank will give Pakistan up to $2.5 billion in flood relief support, Pakistan's Finance Ministry said on Wednesday.

The announcement came after the ADB's country director, Yong Ye, met Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in Islamabad.

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