- Day by day the situation in Pakistan is getting worse
- Till now only 20% target of relief fund has been achieved.
- At least 1700 people died in floods in Pakistan
Pakistan Flood: The United Nations (UN) on Wednesday appealed to the world that more countries should take swift steps to help about 33 million people affected by the floods in Pakistan. The UN said that the fund collection for the affected was started last week and so far only 20 percent of the target has been collected. Significantly, at least 1700 people have died and the entire infrastructure has been destroyed in the floods in Pakistan due to heavy monsoon rains, the effect of climate change.
UN increases relief aid to Pakistan
The UN last week raised the target of raising funds to help Pakistan by five-fold from 160 million to $816 million, given the level of devastation. UN officials are concerned about the health, nutrition, drinking water, shelter and food security of the large number of people affected as their crops have been destroyed and homes and cattle washed away in floods. UN Humanitarian Aid Coordinator Julian Harneys said more than $180 million had been committed, but only $90 million had been confirmed with the United Nations. Harniz said the world body is dealing with the crisis with the resources available, but it is not enough and the world should step up help.
More than 1700 people died, 12000 injured due to increase in Pakistan
According to the United Nations, 7.9 million people have been displaced by the severe floods in Pakistan and about half a million people are still taking shelter in tents and temporary shelters. Pakistan’s Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehman said in a press conference held on Wednesday that Pakistan has become the world’s biggest climate disaster. He told that 1,717 people have died and more than 12 thousand people have been injured. “Pakistan cannot rehabilitate the affected population alone, it needs huge amount of resources and quick assistance,” Rehman said.
According to the United Nations, “The World Bank estimates that Pakistan has suffered about $ 40 billion in damage from this flood, but it may need more resources. According to the Pakistani government, the standing crop in an area of 4 million acres has been destroyed due to the floods and large areas are still submerged in which sowing cannot be done.
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