Biden says need to improve climate change-hit Pakistan’s economy
PM Shehbaz thanks US president for highlight floods issue
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Pakistan is facing problems due to floods as most of its parts are underwater, US President Joe Biden said in his address to the UN General Assembly on Wednesday.
According to 24NewsHD TV Channel, Joe Biden said Pakistan is facing climate change and there is a need to take measures for the economic improvement of the country.
He said that the United States wants the war in Ukraine to end on "just terms."
Biden also announced another $2.9 billion for a fund aimed at helping to resolve global food insecurity caused in part by Russia's invasion of grain-producing Ukraine.
The money "builds on the $6.9 billion in US government assistance to support global food security already committed this year," a statement said.
The White House said food supplies are being dangerously disrupted by "the compounding impacts of the pandemic, the deepening climate crisis, rising energy and fertilizer costs, and protracted conflicts -- including Russia's invasion of Ukraine."
The turmoil has "disrupted global supply chains and dramatically increased global food prices."
In particular, long-term drought has left parts of Somalia at risk of famine, the White House said.
"This new announcement of $2.9 billion will save lives through emergency interventions and invest in medium to long term food security assistance in order to protect the world's most vulnerable populations from the escalating global food security crisis."
Thank you President @JoeBiden for highlighting the plight of the flood victims in Pakistan and urging the world for an immediate response, as my country is facing the ravages of unprecedented floods. The calls of stranded women & children for help need to be heeded to. #UNGA— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) September 22, 2022