United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says wealthier countries are morally responsible for helping developing countries such as Pakistan to recover from climate disasters.
Tens of thousands of displaced people are in urgent need of aid– but relief workers say support so far has been inadequate.
Floods kill 18 more people in the South Asian nation, taking the death toll to 1,343.
Toll rises with 57 more deaths, 25 among them children, and officials say floods inundating a third of the South Asian country were preceded by four heatwaves and multiple raging forest fires provoked by climate crisis.
More than two million acres of agricultural land have been flooded and government is close to a deal to import vegetables and other edible goods from Iran and Afghanistan, officials say.
While international assistance is slowly trickling in, a lot more needs to be done to protect the country against the ravages of climate change.
The list of the dead includes 12 unidentified people from the accident, which saw an express train collide into a derailed north-bound passenger train early on Monday.
Officials say 15 people were killed and several others injured after a passenger van overturned and caught fire on a highway in southern Sindh province.
Streets and homes are flooded as an annual deluge overwhelms Pakistan’s commercial capital, Karachi.
Every year, many cities in Pakistan struggle to cope with the annual summer deluge, drawing criticism about poor planning.
Officials said 19 people were killed in rain-related incidents in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, 12 in southern Sindh province, eight in Punjab province and 10 in the northern Gligit Baltistan region in the past three days.
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