Pakistan floods: UN urges help as disease spreads | News | DW

Pakistan desperately needs help after more people died of water-borne diseases due to catastrophic floods that had submerged a third of the South Asian country.

“We need help. We need food for children and medicines,” Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Wednesday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

Heavy monsoon rains have submerged large parts of the country, killing more than 1,500 people and affecting roughly 33 million people.

Hundreds of thousands of people displaced by the floods are living in the open, and the stagnant floodwaters spread over hundreds of kilometers which may take two to six months to recede.

Diseases like cholera, diarrhea, skin allergies, malaria, dengue fever, and dysentery added to the death toll.

“We are deeply worried…

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