ISLAMABAD - The United Nations has warned on Saturday that thousands of lives are in danger in flood-ravaged Sindh as the international body is running out of resources amid growing humanitarian needs. The UN said the available resources will last till October 10. Launched a fortnight ago, the UNs Rapid Response Plan 2011 for the provisions of humanitarian assistance to flood affectees in interior Sindh has so far not been able to attract 'generous considerations of the donors. The Plan has received only $19 million (nearly six per cent) of the needed $ 357 million. The UN OCHA (Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) Spokesperson in Pakistan, Stacey Winston said the humanitarian crisis this years monsoon floods have brought is more complex. This years humanitarian crisis looks smaller compared to last year but its more complex. Thousands of flood victims urgently need provisions of food, healthcare, shelter and sanitation, she told this newspaper on Saturday. To a query on donors apparent slackness towards Pakistans emergency, Winston cited humanitarian emergencies in different parts of the world as one of the arguably contributing factors to this effect. I think donors are getting to know more about Pakistans emergency. Across the world, there have been humanitarian crises going on including Africa, Middle East and elsewhere. But Im optimistic that donors will provide more funding to the Rapid Response Plan so that we can provide relief to flood-affected people. According to UN, if more funding is not received for relief assistance, the UN and aid agencies will run out of food stocks in the next month. Safe drinking water supplies are only sufficient for the coming weeks, a third of the flood-affected population could be without medical care in a months time, and contingency stocks of emergency shelter supplies will last only a few more weeks, says the UN. Recently, International Organisation for Migration (IOM)-led UN Shelter Cluster had cautioned that IOM was running out of its humanitarian stocks and another humanitarian disaster emanating out of health hazards was emerging in floods-ravaged Sindh. The Shelter Clusters appeal of $ 67 million and IOMs individual appeal of $ 14.6 million that are part of the UN $ 357 million are still unfunded. The IOM Spokesperson in Pakistan Saleem Rehmat confirmed to this newspaper that funds were yet to be received although deliberations were underway with the donors followed by some funding commitments. The IOM has recently dispatched 18,000 emergency shelter kits and non-food items (NFIs) while its existing humanitarian stocks in Sindh have been exhausted. The international body has moved its 7,000 humanitarian kits from Punjab that were allocated in line with last years floods contingency plan. With the existing stocks, we could carry on with humanitarian aid for a few days. If funds dont arrive in time, there would be another disaster coming from health challenges. Flood affectees are feared to be catching up with more diseases, Rehmat said adding that IOM was currently managing humanitarian assistance in coordination with the Sindhs Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) to address only the prioritised needs instead of covering fast growing vast needs. This cannot go on for long, the spokesperson cautioned. A UN statement says the floods have taken the lives of 415 people, displaced 1.8 million people and destroyed or damaged over a million homes. The UN quotes government figures that 2.16m acres of crops have also been wiped out. The international body estimates that 2.5 million people are in desperate need of safe drinking water and sanitation facilities. Food is needed for 2.75 million people, while 2.96m people are in urgent need of medical care. At least 1.75 million people require emergency shelter. The floods washed away entire communities and have left more than five million people struggling to survive without adequate food, water, health care and shelter. Relying on limited contingency stocks, the UN and its humanitarian partners to date have provided emergency shelter for 314,500 households. More than 1.6 million people have received medicines and medical consultations, and more than 413,000 people received food aid. Safe drinking water has been delivered to approximately 200,000 people and the UN aims to double this and provide up to 400,000 people with access to safe drinking water in the coming weeks This emergency has compounded existing vulnerabilities due to last years devastating floods that affected more than 18 million people across Pakistan. Of 27 affected districts in Sindh and Balochistan, 13 were affected during the 2010 floods, says the statement issued on Saturday.