"Pakistan Seeks Foreign Help After Monsoon Floods"

"ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan's Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani sought international help on Saturday after weeks of monsoon rains killed 141 people and displaced more than 4 million in southern Sindh province."

"Flash floods have caused widespread damage in 21 districts and destroyed crops over 1.7 million acres of land in Sindh, where hundreds of thousands of people are still suffering from the last year's devastating floods.

'The destruction caused by the recent rains is much more than the initial estimates, and the support of the international community is imperative to overcome the losses,' Gilani said in a televised address to the nation.

He expressed the hope that the international community would respond to an appeal President Asif Ali Zardari made through the United Nations to help the affected people."

Augustine Anthony reports for Reuters September 10, 2011.


"Millions Affected by Deadly Pakistan Floods" (Aljazeera)

Source: Reuters, 09/12/2011