Bilawal Bhutto Zardari: ‘The scale of climate catastrophe in Pakistan is truly apocalyptic’

Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari told FRANCE 24 that the floods that ravaged his country had created a catastrophe of apocalyptical proportions. In addition to more than 1,500 deaths, the disaster has caused dual health and food security crises. Zardari said Pakistan needs some $30 billion in aid and praised international efforts under way to offer help. Neighbouring India, however, has failed to offer assistance, said Zardari, who condemned the country’s government as “racist” and “islamophobic”.