I have come to Pakistan to express my great solidarity with the Pakistani people after the devastating floods. I appeal to the international community to provide strong support as Pakistan deals with this climate catastrophe,” Guterres wrote on Twitter.
The Secretary General will be in Pakistan for two days. He had earlier described the rain that fell on the country as “monsoon on doping” and said that it might be Pakistan that was hit hard this time, but other countries would be on their way.
“one third under water”
Pakistan’s Information Minister Maryam Aurangzeb describes the area as a third of the country’s area under water and thanks the Secretary-General for getting there. It wants to put crises of the kind that the country has experienced on the international agenda.
– The visit (visit of Gautier) will also contribute to learning about the consequences of the deadly impact of climate change, says Aurangzeb.
It is estimated that more than 3.3 million people have been affected by the floods. So far, about 60 planes loaded with supplies have arrived in Pakistan.
Pakistan accounts for less than one percent of global emissions, but it is considered one of the countries most at risk of facing harsh and destructive weather conditions.
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