‘A very unfair situation’: UN chief says world has to aid country that hasn’t contributed to global emissions

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday said that the situation in the world was “very unfair” as he called on the world to play their part to help countries that haven’t contributed to global emissions.

He passed these remarks after visiting several areas of Pakistan ravaged by floods, as he rounded off a two-day trip aimed at raising awareness of the disaster.

Guterres’ call to action came as Pakistan logged another five fatalities — three of whom were children — in the previous 24-hour period, according to NDMA’s daily situation update. Cumulatively, there are 1,396 fatalities since mid-June, 499 of whom are children.

Guterres said the world needed to understand the impact of climate change on low-income countries.

“Humanity has been waging war on nature and nature strikes back,” he said.

“Nature strikes back in Sindh, but it was not Sindh that has made the emissions of greenhouse gases that have accelerated climate change so dramatically,” Guterres said. “There is a very unfair situation relative to the level of destruction.”

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