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UN Chief Asks World for 'Massive' Help in Flood-hit Pakistan

Victims of unprecedented flooding from monsoon rains line up to receive relief aid organized by the Edhi Foundation, in the Ghotki District of Sindh Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
Victims of unprecedented flooding from monsoon rains line up to receive relief aid organized by the Edhi Foundation, in the Ghotki District of Sindh Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
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Islamabad (AP) -- U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday that the world owes impoverished Pakistan “massive” help in recovering from the summer's devastating floods because the country bears less blame than many other nations for climate change, which experts say contributed to the deluge.

Months of heavy monsoon rains and flooding have killed 1,391 people and affected 3.3 million in this South Asian nation while half a million people have become homeless. Planeloads of aid from the United States, the United Arab Emirates and other countries have begun arriving, but Guterres said there's more to be done.