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The United Nations launched a $35-billion global appeal on Tuesday to help more than 235 million vulnerable people in 2021, including 10.5 million in Pakistan.

The world body is also seeking $285.3 million for Pakistan, where it is targeting about 3.3 million as the most vulnerable and fragile.

The UN appeal explained that across the globe, a record 235 million people will need humanitarian assistance and protection next year, a near 40 per cent increase on 2020. The UN and partner organisations have listed 160 million people across 56 countries as the most vulnerable.

According to the UN appeal, the global economic fallout will continue to have a large-scale socioeconomic impact on Pakistan throughout 2021, especially on people already living below the poverty line.