UN seeks £136m of emergency aid for victims of Pakistan floods

The United Nations and Pakistan have issued an appeal for 160 million dollars (£136 million) in emergency funding to help millions of people affected by record-breaking floods that have killed more than 1,150 people since mid-June. UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres said Pakistan’s flooding, caused by weeks of unprecedented monsoon rains, were a signal to the world to step up action against climate change.