U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, during a surprise visit to Jerusalem today, calls for calm ahead of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in an effort to bring an end to the month-long wave of violence.
The United States will provide an additional US$500-million aid to Pakistan to help rebuild the country after devastating floods caused the worst natural disaster in Pakistan’s history. [http:--www.voanews.com-english-news-US-to-Give-One-Half-Billion-Dollars-for-Pakistan-Flood-Assistance-108155544.html (VOA)]date=August 2019
The United Nations estimates that four million people have become homeless as a result of the 2010 Pakistan floods; Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, speaking in New York, states that the floods are a "slow-motion tsunami" as he calls for more funds to assist those affected.
Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon witnesses one of the world's worst environmental disasters as he flies over the shrinking Aral Sea, the world's fourth largest lake, which has in recent decades shrunk in size by more than 70 percent.