Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) — The number of Pakistanis rendered homeless by massive flooding doubled to 4 million, the United Nations said Thursday as Washington planned to ramp up assistance to aid the suffering.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she plans to announce an additional $60 million in U.S. aid to add to the $90 million already pledged by the United States.

In addition, Democratic Sen. John Kerry said Thursday that $200 million from Kerry-Lugar Bill allocations will be diverted to flood assistance. The bill, named after Kerry and Republican Sen. Dick Lugar, essentially grants $7.5 billion in nonmilitary aid to Pakistan for social and economic development.  Read More…

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