Biden appeals for aid to flood-hit Pakistan - New York/Islamabad News

New York/Islamabad, Sep 22 (IANS) In his address to the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, US President Joe Biden made a fervent pitch for extending help to Pakistan in the wake of the catastrophic floods, as he announced over $2.9 billion in new assistance to address global food insecurity.

by IANS | Updated Sep 22, 2022

Biden appeals for aid to flood-hit Pakistan - New York/Islamabad News

Biden on Wednesday was confronting no shortage of difficult issues as leaders gathered this year at the UNGA, The Express Tribune reported.

"Pakistan is still under water, needs help," the President said in his address to the 193-member assembly during its high-level debate with a host of world leaders in attendance, including Pakistan's Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif.

"Families are facing impossible choices, choosing which child to feed and wondering whether they'll survive," he said.

"This is the human cost of climate change. And it's growing, not lessening."

Biden's appeal came a day after UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had urged world leaders to help Pakistan deal with its debts.

Disclaimer: This story is auto-aggregated by a computer program and has not been created or edited by FreshersLIVE.Publisher : IANS-Media

Related Articles

  • Zelensky signs decree ruling out negotiations with Putin
  • Lebanese PM urges parliament to elect new President in time
  • Sierra Leone introduces HPV vaccine to protect girls from cervical cancer
  • Unidentified drone observed in Danish North Sea gas field
  • Study scrutinizes decline in Finland's fertility rate
  • 7 terrorists, 2 soldiers killed in military operations in Pakistan
  • Power outage hits Bangladesh as national grid collapses
  • Objection to Turkey-Libya energy deal has 'no significance': Turkish Foreign Ministry
  • 4 South Asian UN peacekeepers -- 3 Bangladeshis, 1 Pakistani -- killed in attacks in Africa
  • Trump sues CNN for $475 mn in punitive damages for aiming to 'defeat him politically'