China News Service, August 29. According to comprehensive foreign media reports, Pakistan has been ravaged by floods during the rainy season this year. As of August 29, thousands of people have died and millions of people lost their homes.

The Government of Pakistan appeals to the international community for further assistance.

  The Indus River, the largest river flowing through Pakistan's second-most populous region, has burst its banks due to record-breaking rainfall and melting glaciers, Agence France-Presse reported.

Recently, heavy rainfall in Pakistan has caused floods and other disasters.

Pakistani government officials called it a "state of emergency".

  Weeks of torrential rains in Sindh have flooded farmland across the province, with tens of thousands of farmers along the route taking shelter with their livestock.

  The Sukkur Barrage, a dam in Sindh province that regulates the water level of the Indus River and directs it to a vast system of canals, is said to discharge 1.4 million per second through 19 steel gates framed between stone pillars cubic meters of water.

Aziz Soomro, the administrator, said: "Each of its water gates has been opened to handle the flow of the Indus, which is more than 600,000 cubic meters per second. The Indus is currently at high flood levels."

  The Indus River has crossed its dikes in several places. If the Surku dike cannot control the flow of water, the consequences will be unimaginable and lead to a huge disaster.

  Near the city of Larkana, thousands of mud houses were flooded.

Where the water level is slightly lower, the thatched roof emerges from the water.

In one local village, people were desperately short of food.

In another village, many children suffered from waterborne diseases.

Recently, heavy rainfall has caused floods and other disasters in Pakistan.

Pakistani government officials called it a "state of emergency".

The picture shows people wading through flooded areas after heavy rains in the Sindh province of Pakistan.

  The Sindh provincial government has called it a "climate change disaster", with the people of Pakistan, especially the poor, being the worst affected.

  "The house we've worked so hard to build is sinking right in front of our eyes," Junaid Khan, 23, told AFP in an interview. "We sat on the side of the road and watched the house of our dreams sink."

  Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said 33 million people, or about 15 percent of the country's population, were affected by the floods.

After inspecting the disaster area, Sharif said the magnitude of the disaster was greater than expected.

Rainfall in Sindh is almost eight times the August average.

  Officials in the country blamed climate change for the disaster.

But poor local government planning has also been cited as a factor in exacerbating the disaster, as buildings are often built in areas prone to seasonal flooding.

  The Pakistani government has declared a state of emergency and called for further assistance from the international community.

Salman Sufi, a Pakistani interior ministry official, said the United States, Britain, the United Arab Emirates and some other countries had already contributed to the country's monsoon disaster, but more money was needed.