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    Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully announced yesterday that an extra $2m in relief for Pakistan, bringing the total to $4m, following calls from the Council of International Development to increase support.

    The public has donated $130,000 so far to Unicef. Mr McKinlay said it hoped to reach $250,000 within two weeks.

    World Vision spokesperson Paul Newnham said it had received about $170,000 in public donations. "But we are still looking for more funds. This is going to be a long-term response."

    He said World Vision International estimated the organisation would need $28m to respond. "Globally we've only raised about $2.8m – so there's quite a gap still."

    Oxfam spokesman Janna Hamilton said $110,000 had been donated by the New Zealand public. Oxfam was hoping to raise at least $200,000.

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    by GlowNZ on Sun Aug 22, 2010 at 07:40:07 PM PDT

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