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Damage From Pakistan Floods Is ‘Far Greater’ Than $10 Billion

  • Climate disaster due to actions of developed world: minister
  • Pakistan wants those countries to help with rebuilding efforts
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Pakistan Floods Spark Humanitarian Crisis

The damage from the floods in Pakistan will be “far greater” than $10 billion, according to the planning minister, after millions lost their homes and livelihoods while key roads and bridges have been washed away. 

As officials are still tallying the cost of heavy flooding that has claimed more than 1,300 lives, the latest assessment shows the damage will be worse than the initial forecast. The final value will take six to eight weeks to determine, said Ahsan Iqbal, the minister of planning and development, adding that the climate disaster is due to the actions of the developed world.