Donors have pledged $224 million for conflict victims in Pakistan,
reported. The United Nations recently launched a $600 million aid appeal, noting that some 2 million Pakistanis have been displaced due to armed conflict between the federal government and Taliban rebels. Meanwhile, the European Commission earmarked 50 million euro (US$70 million) to boost food security in Pakistan. The sum,
reported, represents part of the aid committed at a Friends of Democratic Pakistan gathering in Tokyo last month.