As the death toll in Pakistan’s floods climbs past 1,000, the Nigerian government has issued a public appeal for assistance for those affected by the disaster.
President Buhari has expressed his condolences to the people of Pakistan in the wake of the devastating floods that have struck sections of that country. The country is currently enduring the most severe flooding caused by monsoons in recent memory.
The government claims that the current flooding is worse than the “superflood” that occurred in 2010, which affected 20 million people and killed approximately 2,000 people. Sherry Rehman, Pakistan’s Minister for Climate Change, issued a statement on Saturday, August 27, stating that 1,041 people had lost their lives as a result of the floods and that 33 million people, which is over 15% of Pakistan’s population, had been affected by the floods.
This comes just two days after the country declared a national emergency on Thursday, August 25, and asked for support from the international community as the number of people who have died as a result of months of floods continues to increase.
On Saturday, the President of Nigeria issued a statement through his media aide, Garba Shehu, in which he said that Pakistan and its population were in the thoughts and prayers of Nigerians as they dealt with this humanitarian disaster. Shehu said the statement was read on the President’s behalf.


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