Saturday, August 21, 2010

UN calls Pakistan floods world’s ‘worst-ever disaster’

Morning Star Online, August 20, 2010

United Nations secretary general Ban Ki Moon has declared the Pakistan floods one of the world’s worst-ever disasters.

Mr Ban was addressing a UN general assembly meeting aimed at reaching the organisation’s $460 million (£296m) target for immediate aid.

“This disaster is like few the world has ever seen,” Mr Ban told representatives of the world’s governments.

“It requires a response to match.”

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