Climate Disaster: "UN Chief: Never Seen Anything Like Pakistan Floods"

"ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he has never seen anything like the flood disaster in Pakistan, and urged foreign donors to speed up assistance to the 20 million people affected.

Ban's comments after surveying the devastation over the weekend reflect the concern of the international community about the unfolding disaster in Pakistan, which is battling al-Qaida and Taliban militants, has a weak and unpopular government, and an anemic economy propped up by international assistance."

Chris Brummitt reports for the Associated Press August 15, 2010.


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Source: AP, 08/16/2010