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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon agreed on the need for additional humanitarian aid after meeting with Pakistani President Asif Zardari on Tuesday.

"The United Nations is ready and will always stand by to provide the necessary assistance, humanitarian assistance," Ban told reporters following the session with Zardari.

"I have asked him to facilitate smooth delivery of humanitarian assistance and protection of humanitarian workers, and there are about 1 million displaced persons in that region." Read full article »

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