UNESCO to improve early warning for floods in Pakistan

A view of heavy flooding caused by monsoon rains in Punjab Province, near the city of Multan, Pakistan.

A project is underway to upgrade the early warning system for flooding in Pakistan.

Last year, nearly 2,000 people were killed from heavy monsoon rains in the South Asian nation.

The project by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) also encourages the development of safer homes and buildings.

Last year's rains left 1.9 million people homeless.

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