“There is an outbreak in Karachi of dengue like hundreds and thousands of Patients visit daily government as well as private hospitals. cases of dengue year make up 50% higher how last year. C 584 246 people in camps across the country, the health crisis could wreak havoc if left unchecked,” Climate Pakistan said. minister Sherry Rehman said on Monday.
Rehman warned that the country is now facing perspective of acute food shortage due to destruction of up up to 70% of major crops such as rice and corn, and were in urgent need of “food, tents and medical supplies”.
growth flood water also remain and risk especially in hard hit areas along the Indus River in Sindh Province, with meteorological forecasts indicating that continuous precipitation is expected to stretch to September.
In a statement on Monday, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said prolonged monsoon rains would push back efforts to clear water, with billing period from 3 to 6 months in a little of the most affected areas.
He added that the largest freshwater lake in the country, Manchar, has been overflowing its banks since the beginning of September, with flood waters affecting several hundred villages and more than 100,000 people.
“We will intensify our efforts to provide medicines and medical workers to the 81st disaster.hit flood affected areas of country. However, these are still very early estimates as new data is coming up on land,” Shah said.
For a two day visit to flood devastated Pakistan, Guterres expressed “deep solidarity with Pakistani people over crushing loss of life and human suffering caused this year the flood” and met with Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on response to a natural disaster.
“Pakistan did not contribute in meaningful way to climate change, level of emissions of this country is relatively low, but Pakistan one of hardest hit countries due to climate change, this is the front line of influence of climate change,” Guterres said after attending a briefing at the Pakistan National Flood Response Coordination Center (NFRCC). on Friday.