United Nations children agency (UNICEF) reported on Friday was risk of “many more baby deaths in Pakistan from disease after flood that claimed lives of about 400.
Losses for children is rated at 416 by national power, is about a third of in total of 1208 people killed among record monsoon rains and melting glaciers in northern mountains.
“Now high risk of water-borne, deadly diseases are spreading rapidly – diarrhea, cholera, dengue fever, malaria,” UNICEF Representative in Pakistan Abdullah Fadil said at a press briefing in Geneva. “Therefore, there is risk of a lot of more infant mortality,” he said.
Record monsoon rains and melting glaciers in northern mountains triggered floods that claimed the lives of at least 1,191 people, including 399 children.
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military said on On Thursday, about 50,000 people were evacuated. people, including 1,000 by air, since the rescue work began.
United Nations for $160 million up to help with what he called “an unprecedented climate disaster”. Britannia on Thursday pledged $17 million in to help.
“We on heightened alarm as water flowing downstream from the northern flood is expected to enter the province. over in next a few days”, provincial Sindh government This was reported to Reuters by the press secretary Murtaza Wahab.
Wahab said flow of about 600,000 cubic feet (17,000 m 3 ) per second expected to inflate the Indus by experiencing it flood defense.
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Pakistan got almost 190% more rain than its 30-year average in in quarter June to August, 390.7 mm (15.38 in) total.
Sindh, with a population of 50 million was the heaviest hit, receiving 466% more rain than 30-year average.
The World Health Organization has stated that more more than 6.4 million people we in horrible need of humanitarian aid.
help start arrive on planes are loaded with food, tents and medicines, mainly from China, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.
Aid agencies have contacted government to allow food imports from neighboring India across a largely closed border that for has been the front line for decades of opposition of nuclear armed rivals.
foreign minister Liz Truss said on On Thursday, the country’s £15m ($17.35m) donation will be used to provide water, sanitation, shelter and protection. women and girls.