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Good morning, this is Pip. The prime minister of Pakistan is in Geneva today to appeal for international support as his country struggles to recover from last summer’s devastating floods. Shehbaz Sharif is due to address a high-level conference co-organised by the UN, with several heads of state set to attend. Here's what you need to know.

As the country seeks help to rebuild, we spoke to Pakistan's ambassador to the UN about what he expects from the international community.

Also, in Geneva, there will be talks about what to expect from the digital world, and how to ensure work conditions for journalists in conflict situations.

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Pip Cook


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People retrieve belongings they kept on the higher ground still surrounded by floodwaters in a village in Sohbat Pur, a district of Baluchistan province, Pakistan, October 2022. Several areas of Pakistan remain under water following the devastating floods last summer. (Keystone/AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Pakistan's cry for help. The country will appeal for international support at a high-level gathering in Geneva on Monday as it struggles to recover from last summer’s devastating floods. Jointly hosted by the United Nations and Pakistan, the conference hopes to drum-up international solidarity for the country as it struggles to recover from the unprecedented flooding, which killed 1,739 people and affected 33 million Pakistanis.

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The need for long term solidarity. It hadn’t been billed as a pledging event, but the flood aid conference is expected to be an opportunity for Pakistan to convince donors and other key actors to provide the needed support and funds to recover from the disaster. The country’s ambassador to the UN, Khalil-ur-Rahman Hashmi, says international solidarity must be there for the long run.

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