Pakistan floods: UN urges world to step up aid
August 15, 2010 Leave a comment
Hopefully, the World will do a better job now of helping so many victims. This is a large-scale disaster indeed.
With more than 1,600 people confirmed dead and as many as 20 million made homeless, the country is reeling from the scale of the catastrophe brrought by torrential monsoon rains.
[Prime Minister] Gilani said Pakistan now faced challenges similar to those during the 1947 partition of the subcontinent, when as many as 500,000 people were killed.
His warning came amid amid growing fears of social unrest or even a military takeover after the government’s shambolic response to the floods.