As Flood Waters Rise, Food Prices Soar in Pakistan Mark Leon Goldberg August 13, 2010 As of this morning, the UN has received about 20% of its $459 million flash appeal. But it does seem as if funds are coming in at a rapid clip. Norway announced it is giving $16 million to UN -led relief efforts. The Netherlands announced a 2 million euro pledge. Meanwhile Ban Ki Moon and John Kerry--who shephearded multi-billlion dollar aid package through congress last year.