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Pakistan Seeks Help as Deadly Floods Threaten Fragile Economy

  • Nation reports more than 900 deaths from floods since mid-June
  • Floods wash away millions of acres of crops: climate minister
People wade through flood waters after a heavy monsoon in the border town of Chaman, Pakistan, on Aug. 25.

People wade through flood waters after a heavy monsoon in the border town of Chaman, Pakistan, on Aug. 25.

Photographer: Abdul Basit/AFP/Getty Images

Pakistan has appealed to international donors for help as unprecedented rains trigger a humanitarian crisis and threaten the economy of the South Asian nation.

Flash floods from heavy monsoon showers have killed 913 people since June and inundated crops across the country, according to Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehman. She said thousands are now without shelter and food and the nation is short on relief goods.