August 27th, 2010
04:28 PM ET

U.N.: Flooding displaces 1 million more in Pakistan

CNN Wire Staff

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Flooding has displaced an additional 1 million people in Pakistan's Sindh province in the past two days, according to new UN estimates released Friday.

"We have more people on the move, to whom we need to provide relief. An already colossal disaster is getting worse and requiring an even more colossal response," said Maurizio Giuliano, a spokesman for the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Giuliano said rains have forced the evacuation of an estimated 1 million people in southern Sindh in the past 48 hours.

"The magnitude of this crisis is reaching levels that are even beyond our initial fears, which were already leaning towards what we thought would be the worst. The number of those affected and those in need of assistance from us are bound to keep rising. The floods seem determined to outrun our response," he said.

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