Pakistan turned to international community for “huge humanitarian response” to the unprecedented flooding that left at least 1265 people dead.
According to the original government estimated rain and flood caused $10bn (£8.7bn) in damage.
“Scale of the devastation is enormous and requires huge humanitarian aid for 33 million people. In this regard, I appeal to my fellow Pakistanis, expatriate Pakistanis and international community to help Pakistan in this hour of need”Federal planning minister Ahsan Iqbal, said on news conference.
Many officials and experts blame the unusual monsoon rains and flooding. on climate change, including UN Secretary-General António Guterres, who called on in world stop sleepwalking deadly a crisis.
He will visit Pakistan on September 9 to tour flood-hit areas and meet with officials.
The UN and Pakistan jointly launched an appeal for $160 million in emergency funding for help in millions of people flood victims who damaged more than 1 m homes.
Pakistan National Disaster Management Authority in this is latest report on Saturday counted 57 more deaths from flood- affected areas, causing total death payment from the beginning of the monsoon rains in from mid-June to 1265, including 441 children.
Basic minister Shehbaz Sharif’s previous appeal for help got a quick response from international communitywho sent loaded planes with aid goods. French plane carrying humanitarian aid has landed in Islamabad on Saturday and was received national medical services minister Abdul Kadir Patel.
Patel said the humanitarian aid sent by France included medicines and large pumps for reduce water levels. He said France also sent team of doctors and specialists.
Pakistan has set up a National Flood Response and Coordination Center to distribute aid. Iqbal runs the army center.
minister said that the rains in this rainy season hit most areas of provinces of Balochistan and Sindh and parts thereof of provinces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab. The territory of Gilgit-Baltistan was also affected. Heavy rains and subsequent floods caused massive damage to infrastructure, roads, electricity and communications networks.
Iqbal said, government worked to get the country back normal as soon as possible but what is pakistani government couldn’t do it alone.
This was stated by Major General Zafar Iqbal. in in news conference, which over in last four days, 29 aircraft loaded with humanitarian aid has arrived in Pakistan from Turkey, UAE, China, Qatar, Uzbekistan, Jordan, Turkmenistan, etc. countries.
The representative of the armed forces, Major General Iftikhar Babar, said that the rescuers, with the support of military rescue work continued. He said army aviation, air force and the navies were using boats and helicopters for evacuation people from remote regions and deliver aid.
Babar said the army had set up 147 relief camps for shelter and food. more over 50,000 displaced people people while 250 medical camps provided help up to 83 000 people already.
Health officials expressed concern about the spread of waterborne diseases among the homeless people life in relief camps and in tents along the roads.
Lieutenant General Akhtar Nawaz, head of disaster management authority, specified areas of a country that expected to receive 15% to 20% additional rainfall this year actually received in excess of 400% more. Collectively, the country saw 190% more rain in this rainy season.
United States military Central Command said it would send an assessment team to Islamabad to see what support it can provide. United States announced $30 million worth of to help for in flood victims earlier this week.
two members of US Congress, Sheila Jackson and Tom Suzie were supposed to arrive in Pakistan on Sunday to visit flood-affected areas and meet with officials.
Statement from the UK Emergency Management Committee in connection with natural disasters help Flood victims raised £13.5m after launch on Thursday.
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