UN chief calls for support for flood-hit Pakistan

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited on Saturday
several areas of Pakistan devastated by floods calling for an increase
global financial support at the end of a two-day trip aimed at
raising awareness of the disaster, Trend reported, citing Reuters.

There are record monsoon rains and melting glaciers in the northern mountains
caused floods that killed more than 1,391 people sweeping
away houses, roads, railways, bridges, livestock and

Pakistan estimates the damage at $30 billion, as do both
the government and Guterres blamed the climate for the floods

“Today it is Pakistan, tomorrow it could be your country, wherever it is
you live. This is a global crisis… it demands a global one
response,” Guterres said at a news conference at the end of his

Vast areas of the country are still under water and hundreds
thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes. The
the government says the lives of nearly 33 million people have been

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