The danger of runaway disease as a result of Pakistan’s worst flooding in decades is increasing, warns the United Nations. On top of more than 1,600 deaths, some 14 million people’s lives have been thrown into uncertainty. The UN warned that help must come soon.
The organisation’s Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, is expected to visit Pakistan over the weekend to discuss the crisis with leaders, as increasing desperation which could trigger social unrest remains a real prospect.
The International Committee of the Red Cross Head of Delegation in Islamabad said children are dying because they don’t have clean drinking water.