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UN urges ‘massive’ aid to rebuild flood-hit Pakistan

At a UN conference, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called upon countries to assist Pakistan with its recovery efforts following deadly floods last year. Pakistan says it needs $8 billion from other countries.

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