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lise to pakistan some eight hundred thousand people remain trapped after the country's worst ever floods with more than seventeen million affected to get an inside look at the situation and find out what needs to be done we spoke to the un's deputy envoy to pakistan and his interview is next here on r.t. . some see it is the catastrophic of the century and has devoted all its resources its calling upon the international community to headed back to stand in this mess if at this traffic disaster. as a un special envoy in. pakistan how do you assess the you rule at this time i believe the united nations has been a very important partner to pakistan for the pakistani people for decades we have
been working in this country and some of the worst crisis. which affected the people of pakistan the influx of afghan refugees thirty years ago all the different natural disasters this country is experiencing unfortunately on a very frequent basis so we are with pakistan have to be with pakistan will be with bikers and. united nations of course in its rule of coordinating not only itself. but also the international community the various aid organizations which are coming in to help. here to certain to be streamlined help the government of pakistan assistance which is now gradually unfortunately coming to this country the united nations. secretary general mr ban ki moon has already borne the international community to help
pakistan some media reports say is that this call was not made to properly and how do you respond to that but i believe it took all of us a little while to under. stand that this was one of the biggest if not the biggest natural disaster. we have seen in living memory took us a while to understand when we did realize that it was not only the flash floods which hit the north in the very beginning but as the secretary general after his visit during his visit said a slow rolling moving tsunami affecting the entire country. i think we are waking up the international community. is waking up has woken up and is now contributing it is to all of us pakistan of course the first the
pakistani people the well known pakistani hospitality which has also worked so well when all the people came from swat in two thousand and nine to host the brothers and the sisters. that now is coming to fruit we have seen considerable contributions coming in to pakistan to the united nations but also to the many aid organizations who are now rushing through to help this country. however. we are still in the beginning. there are still hundreds of thousands of people displaced every newly displaced. every day every week more and more people. impacted in the same time having people returning of it these people also need assistance they are now rebuilding their houses they have to rebuild their livelihoods start again maybe cleaning and clearing out their fields
they need to be helped so the needs will be and we should not only in fact from a use this get stuck with the initial amounts which have been mentioned the appeal of the united nations the appeals done by others are going to. versions by the government itself it is just the beginning we're still assessing and we cannot even do the full assessment because it's still happening how much would be really needed so we have seen almost a billion dollars now coming to pakistan in kind donations but also in cash let me put this question is maybe it's a political side a bit but this is what i have touched where we are when i visited the area. in this in the in the south everybody is complaining of the. north a decrease of the shortage of the aid that reaching to these areas they are
complaining they are very angry against the government let me ask you what type of cord the nation is between the you and the government of pakistan in order to put a mechanism to mechanism to distribute this assistance and make sure that this system reaches reach to these victims well. first of all i think i'm not saying the people are right of course the people are frustrated they lost everything and see only a portion of the needs is actually covered. again i believe in. the shower. as we have been operational there now for four years even though our warehouses were all affected. the world food program lost thousands of tons of food other organizations lost a lot of other items we were able to response in fact liberia has been better covered than others now it is clear that only
a fraction of the people has been covered satisfactorily the problems of access are just unbelievable unbelievable if you believe that i mean if you imagine that to be eight hundred thousand people is not a million i simply cut off. anywhere in the world that would be an unsurmountable challenge for any government for any action this is one of the massive as we have agreed destructions that ever faced in the world or its it in the century. know the flanders come from the north west and in the same then there is. a warning by the united nations that the disease is. a chronic disease would spread in the areas with affected what is the how the u.n. will be able to. contain these diseases in these within their fifty's well
again the united nations has been present and working with the health authorities in the country again for decades on the every occasion of pull your etc so there is a capacity on the ground and again intertwined with. the government health structures. sort of deserving and the need there may be and may have been even before but still there's a capacity to respond. there has been a very high level of consultation involving him and by the prime minister himself to address this issue because it is of concern again because of the rather poor state of health of many of the people let's not forget that before the floods because. the food insecurity was enormous in this country a lot of people did not have enough food on their plates every day poverty is
a big issue here so you have very weak people. and these are in many cases still the ones of most affected are the poorest of the poor they are the ones who have been cultivating in the river beds or working in the river beds for some. the owners so there are people in a very very poor nutritional status these are people who already where you will find a lot of these diseases present it is not new. so if you see reports on. these are not really killing you but you would have scapegoats scabies is something that has been there all the time. but of course the combination of this place the exposure to the weather. no clean water. etc etc you bring this all together you have the already existing diseases and it becomes dangerous however the. has been is ongoing response the
deployment of the necessary medical kits to the various existing structures medical teams volunteers being deployed so we hope but again there is no guarantee of course we hope to be able to contain it all together. but there is certainly major risk and again that's why we have a meeting on the highest level bringing all the actors together to really take work on an action plan take action work on an action plan and move forward my last questions and maybe one of the most interesting points that is building dams. the government of pakistan has always been in controversy of certain dams especially dams kill about dams and several times in the north west and indeed in the cells in
your long term plans did you. assess how you would convince the governments to build such dams that to avoid such a catastrophe in the futures are not up to us to convince the government. in fact up to the government to. review together with its partners who are coming forward also with the financing of these projects. and some of the private. of course the big friends they do have of how it would shape however. in this context we're looking forward to a comprehensive plan. of. build back better and avoid in fact future disasters so the extent possible of this extent. and dams are the management of water in the context of how it flows and where it is
retained and how it refills the. water table and so on that is obviously one of the big issues in in fact the century of climate change and global warming where this needs to be addressed i mean some have predicted more and more of these crises. and again also we should recall that statistically seen every year pakistan is affected by floods so it is an issue of course which needs to be addressed in the long run so again let's take together a paternity let's see what is the best technical solution to it and it's not up to me to decide which is the good one of the bad ones. to the to the experts to work together and i think again it's an opportunity for this partnership. we have. the friends of democratic pakistan process which in fact has been misunderstood for
long as a pledging and donor event. which is not and it is in fact exactly to address. jointly the requirements for change for reform addressing policy we have come up with an energy plan together. under the leadership of to develop the bank. would looking forward now to the implementation of the energy plan which we have by the way hydro energy is one of the major elements and in the same way let's combine this with with looking into how water and the floods will be managed here and not to have the water as an enemy but as a friend thank you very much if you keep. kosher is the same i understand my family and therefore you mustn't let me look
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top stories this hour naughty security forces have claimed the number of victories in russia's troubled north caucuses killing over forty militants in august alone one hundred each of the needs of the chechen republic has become the latest target of gun. a series of attacks on his probably given grounds has raised fresh racial fears in new york victims say they've been targeted by african americans. and the far right of central russia has killed nine people and to severely injured us to go to say could have been started by a who set himself a light to commit suicide. well i'll be back with more news for us in fifteen minutes from now in the meantime all the sports page and pays off for a busy weekend of football looks like we've got a busy week of tennis. yes the last grand slam of the season the u.s. open has just got underway all the latest past the rest of the sport that's coming up.
welcome to the sports thank you for joining me and here are the top stories let's battle commence roger federer aims for title number six and rafael adult looks to complete a career grand slam as the u.s. open gets underway at flushing meadows. while the who shot hughes came in the american winners the first of four fed ex playoff tournament and it's a good day for tiger woods. stuffed by turkey russia lose to the host nation in the basketball world championships. let's get the ball rolling with tennis where former finalist the elena dementieva has reached the second round of the last grand slam of the season the u.s. open the twelve seed hard break a sweat in six one six two win over the votes over from batteries also threw his fellow russian at the sec a bonobo you have a better suite johana lawson ball there that is doing battle against pondering if
ukraine early out french open champion francesca schiavone became the first woman to move into round two the italian who is seeded sixth that was in control in her right now against japan's i you mean marie to win get six one six love in just under an hour. and on the men's side nicholai debbie danko is the first big name to take to the court and number six seed is playing local boy michael russell was made to come from for two down in the first set before taking it six ball. moving on to football and there was one game in the russian premier league on monday night where severe missed the chance to move off the bottom of the table after losing one nil advantage a double song of support only going to the game from the penalty spot after fifty one minutes as on she went up two places to tenth ten points clear of the relegation zone to be a state bottom one point nine settled. meanwhile coach to china spell that he praised his senate team after they won three. well to moscow there are six points
clear at the top of the lead miguel downing scored for the visitors from the very quickly taking three take off the seventeen minutes then things got worse luck zero ten minutes into the second half after they had midfielder dimitri tobin's sent off for a second yellow card and it took senate just ten minutes to take advantage of their extra man and make more controller say alexander who caught off net it was the line of moscow defender stood still expecting with the four offside but the referee didn't blow his whistle and the goal stood to know and then another ten minutes later one shot off the last of them accelerate the area to drive the last nail into his coffin three nil was the final score in their six points clear of champions rubin two games in hand walking up to tenth. place galasso a seven points adrift in third place after a two on hold when iran yeah so you do do be a blast to them for the first goal which left him dancing for joy. so until
she added the second wagner love was the provider in this one to ensure the army men with two nil up with twenty minutes to go and much seemed as though it would end this way before in stoppage time in the shade which they will be doubling often penalty area and illegal respite to the rest had a line of consolation goal to want it finished. that's a penalty did turn out to be the difference in tom's one though when attention i must say it was a goal this first half a siberia when the nice clawed and found side of a scholar yanked off some best stepped up to score this pocket. and one nil is the way it ended tom's right it's another night table. so confirmation of the standings and all six points clear of the top with two games in hand over rubin case got a seven points adrift would also have two games to play following two likes defeat on shaky soviet style. boston. in spain joe as
a marine is leader adventure has got off to a disappointing start after his realm of roadside were held to a goalless draw my orca merino had lead into my lantern and precedented domestic and european trouble last season and way our hope you could help them end a two year run without a trophy but several good chances going to thank you christiane although it's good to missing given what haitian. people do do it's great saves or so to deny right out so there was no league debut women's coach marina. however the defending champions barcelona have no problems finding the net as they try and a three nil first being victory resting some time there when all messi opened his account after just three minutes. and then punched the us in secret tunnel so that the land of the andres iniesta. volage it in the boss a second. goal their third goal tell you from new signing david villa he found
across from danielle vest and produced a powerful header mark his debut with a go. basketball now in team russia lost to host nation turkey at the world championships late on sunday night david glassman for second thoughts on where they added only seven points while the turks managed seventeen the russians regain their form in the final period winning it nineteen seventeen but it wasn't enough to catch their opponents with a final score sixty five fifty six turkey lead group c. the russia heard ok bottom side ivory coast on wednesday. cricket now and police have bailed a thirty five year old man who's at the center of the alleged match fixing scandal involving the pakistan team cricket agent majeed was released without charge after being arrested on saturday on suspicion of conspiring to fall bookmakers a british tabloid newspaper allegedly paid him in advance for details of three no balls. which was bold by pakistan in the test against england several pakistan
players have also been questioned by police including captain someone but mohammed amir mohammed as seif and kamran akmal their team manager. said the flames were in private in england when the final test on sunday to take the series three one. golf now and the true shot has won the opening event of the fed ex playoffs beating moss in lead in a playoff at the barclays in new york while tiger woods did enough to make sure he qualified for next week's deutsche bank championship what's it been an inconsistent form and have to finish in the top one hundred this week to progress and he did it by carving a four in the park sixty seven in his last round meanwhile lead was hoping to win the boxes out right after starting the day with a three shot lead and he had two parts of the eighteenth victory missed once and then twice which meant he went into a playoff is crucial and often led part of the first all who shot birdied after this effort from the rough set him up for the loony fox it was either
a touch of fortune in the shot or for the replayed who shot now leads the fed ex standings with three more twenty mins to play looked on a par account and also finish down the field but the wild card picks for the year in ryder cup ten. times joining the european team is italian edoardo molinari after he won the johnnie walker classic gleneagles three bodies on the last three holes gave him a one shot when as a brett rumford from australia. formula one now and the two thousand and eight champion lewis hamilton has returned to the top of this season standings following a super win at the belgian grand prix red bull's mark webber started from pole but was slow out of the blocks and cleared the first quarter of the spot track down in sixth place come also make full use of the australian split to lead the race from then on and is eventually the first to cross the finish line whether clawed his way back to second spot in this accident that race wasn't enough to keep him on top of the standings he now trails on the ice from points where this red bull team mates
of aston bethel pushed out side the points in the third overall ahead of defending champion jenson button and the number alongside the boat crash that ferrari's felipe a mass i came home fourth to say sixth in the driver's championship. it was a great weekend. very very tough race for me but i think the same for everyone but . under no frame for just a race that went smoothly but mostly with the tricky conditions when it started to rain. pollution temperature in the tires and her not really knowing how much you can push in a corner and brake very quite late and locked my will and went wide in turn eight hundred g.'s i was you know they were different how do you stand over me because i was able to get away with it. while i motored g.p. danny joyce has won the indianapolis crown craig responded past grid leader and local favorite from spain's after eight laps held on to take victory by three and a half seconds the wind sees progress and narrow the gap and over lead
a whole game renzo to sixty eight points with seven rounds to go rounds i finished third on his fifth round hard to my tongue to no rossi and fourth. and finally back to tom cruise has taken some time off from hollywood to enjoy some real life death defying action albeit only from the stands at the latest event on the professional bull riding tour the american superstar might have developed a liking for racing off to escaping a fierce pack in his latest film night and day on the spot in california one hundred forty dead devils holding on for dear life astride these raging beasts for you need to do is stay in the saddle for eight seconds in the championship round which is easier said than done as a long time boy managed to come out on top local boy austin my ask you this just win of the season it's bounced thirty one stops across america however his fate has been matched by studying vengeance in a preliminary round also needed to beat the buzzer also everybody off by some
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