The Washington Post

More U.S. aid arrives for victims of flooding


Two more U.S. military planes loaded with tons of aid for Pakistanis affected by flooding from deadly monsoon rains landed Sunday in southern Sindh province.

Saif Ullah, a spokesman for the Pakistani Civil Aviation Authority, said each plane was loaded with 35 tons of relief aid that would be distribute­d by the World Food Program.

Pakistan has suffered under extremely heavy monsoon rains that started earlier this year. Officials and experts have blamed the rains and resulting floodwater­s on climate change.

U.N. Secretary General António Guterres last week called on the world to stop “sleepwalki­ng” through the dangerous environmen­tal crisis. He has called repeatedly on the internatio­nal community to send additional aid to Pakistan.

Nearly 1,400 people have been killed, 13,000 injured and millions left homeless by the heavy flooding since June. The waters also destroyed road and communicat­ions infrastruc­ture.

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