At least 903 people died in Pakistan from heavy rains and floods this summer as the country goes through its eighth cycle of monsoon rains, pakistan minister for Climate change told CNN on Wednesday as the country filed an appeal for international help.
According to Sherry Rehman, thousands of people are without shelter and food due to this “humanitarian catastrophe”. “As we speak, thousands have been left homeless, without food. And the lines of communication have been cut off. This is a serious humanitarian disaster.”
She is also tweeted that dead 326 children. government uses everything available resources for help casualties, she said.
Heavy monsoon rains and floods affected 2.3 million people. people in Pakistan since mid-June, according to the UN Office. for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Not less than 95 350 homes Was destroyed, according to the humanitarian agency. South Eastern Province of Sindh and southwestern province of Balochistan are the two most affected provinces. in terms of human and infrastructure impact,” writes OCHA. in press release on Tuesday.
More than 504,000 head of cattle were killed, almost all of them in Balochistan, while nearly 3,000 kilometers (1,864 miles) of roads and 129 bridges were damaged, blocking access to flood- affected areas, writes OCHA.
This was announced on Wednesday by the National Disaster Management Administration (NDMA). more international funding was needed for flood assistance, rehabilitation and reconstruction of damaged infrastructure.
Rehman, who spoke at the NDMA briefing on Wednesday compared the situation to record flood in 2010 but said a lot of Balochistan, southern Punjab and 30 districts of Sindh region we facing “an unprecedented humanitarian disaster.”
“People are drifting, livestock and crops are damaged,” Rehman said.
More heavy rains and floods are expected, as well as schools. in Balochistan and Sindh are closed. in expectation of new spell of monsoon rain expected towards the end of a week.
On Wednesday, China said it would provide emergency humanitarian aid to Pakistan, the Chinese embassy said in a tweet. in Pakistan. Supplies will include 25,000 tents along with $300,000 in emergency cash help flood-hit regions in Pakistan, the report said.
In Pakistan every year there are monsoon rains year, but nothing like this happened bad how it rains this summer, Rehman told CNN. The residents were taken by surprise for e.g. when 400 millimeters (about 15 inches) of pouring rain down over well of hours in Pakistan’s largest city is Karachi, she said.
“Not city structured or oriented up or that climate is steady that he can handle with this is amount of water in such a short time,” she said. “It’s a torrential downpour of biblical proportions.
July was the rainiest in three decades with 133% more rain than usual for in past 30 years, the National Disaster Management Agency said earlier. in August. Balochistan, bordering Iran and Afghanistan, received 305% more rainfall than the annual average, the disaster management agency said.