Children Among Most Affected From Floods, Says PM.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday shared that the children are among the most affected from the floods in Pakistan as 400 children have so far died in the climate-induced calamity.

Taking to Twitter, Shehbaz Sharif said that the children make up one third of overall death toll in the recent floods. 'Now they are at even greater risk of water-borne diseases,' he said.

The prime minister sought help from UNICEF and other global lenders to deal with risks associated top children in the floods.

The toll from cataclysmic floods in Pakistan climbed to 1290 on Saturday with 26 more deaths, as the country grapples with a relief and rescue operation of nearly unprecedented scale.

A high-level body set up to coordinate the relief effort met in Islamabad on Saturday for the first time...

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