Pakistan: WHO warns of health crisis after floods
02 September 2022 | 7:07 am
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NYC health commissioner Ashwin Vasan pointed to "the painful and racist history" which the terminology evoked "for communities of color" in a letter to WHO.
The death toll in torrential floods in the US state of Kentucky continued to rise days after floods began. The flooding has swamped towns across the Appalachian mountain region of the central eastern United States.
Roads leading to Pakistan's capital Islamabad have been blocked in an effort to stop a rally called by ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan. He has been leading a convoy from his power base in the north of Pakistan to the capital, in hopes of returning to power.
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