UN chief calls for ‘massive’ help as Pakistan puts flood losses at $30 bln | The international community should come forward to provide financial assistance to Pakistan

UN chief calls for ‘massive’ help as Pakistan puts flood losses at $30 bln | The international community should come forward to provide financial assistance to Pakistan
UN chief calls for ‘massive’ help as Pakistan puts flood losses at $30 bln | The international community should come forward to provide financial assistance to Pakistan

Lahore,

Monsoon rains that started in Pakistan last July intensified and caused great damage. Heavy rains have been lashing various parts of the country for the past few days. As the impact of heavy rains has subsided, rescue operations have been accelerated.

1,391 people have lost their lives in natural disasters related to heavy rains and floods in Pakistan. 3.3 crore people have been affected across the country due to floods and heavy rains.

In this case, the UN has given assistance to Pakistan, which is unstable due to heavy rains and floods. Secretary General Antonio Guterres has gone. There he visited the flood affected areas. Guterres accompanied Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif to the National Flood Relief and Coordination Center in Islamabad for an inspection.

Speaking to reporters later, Guterres said, “Nature is blind. Pakistan has little to do with climate change. But Pakistan is one of the hotspots most dramatically affected by the effects of climate change.

Pakistan needs massive financial assistance. I call on the international community to help them with this. I appeal to the nations of the world to generously provide relief and reconstruction,” he said.

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