PAKISTAN FLOODS – Pakistan calls for international aid as floods top 1,000 deaths

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Pakistan on Sunday called on international assistance as the death toll from flash floods surpassed 1,000 due to heavy monsoon rains that have been battering the South Asian country since June.

“Some countries have promised aid and it is reaching us, but we need more to help millions of people affected by the floods,” Planning, Development and Reform Minister Ahsan Iqbal told Efe.

The United States, United Kingdom, China and United Arab Emirates have responded to the country’s call for help, but more funds are needed for Pakistan to deal with the devastating floods which are the worst to hit the country since 2010 when over 2,000 died.