United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has arrived in Pakistan on a two-day visit where they will visit the flood-affected areas and meet the flood victims as well as the relief workers.
United Nations Secretary is being briefed by the Pakistani authorities regarding the flood and its devastation in the country. A briefing is being given at the National Flood Response Coordination Center in Islamabad. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is also present on this occasion.
According to the natural disaster management agency NDMA, 1391 deaths have been confirmed in Pakistan since July 14, including 496 children due to floods.
Antonio Guterres appealed to the international community on social media to help the flood victims on a large scale, saying that Pakistan is dealing with the ravages of climate change. “Pakistan needs huge financial support”, UN Secretary gave the message to the world during a press conference in Islamabad with PM Shehbaz Sharif.
Antonio Guterres said that flooding is a natural disaster and more steps must be taken to address the challenges of climate change. He added that he came to Pakistan to express solidarity with the flood victims.
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar welcomed the Secretary General of the United Nations in the federal capital Islamabad.