The United Nations has warned on tuesday humanitarian situation in floodDevastated Pakistan was expected to get even worse the day after the creation air bridge to deliver aid to the victims.
Over 33 million people in Pakistan hit by flooding on on record monsoon rains are intensifying due to climate change. floods caused at least 1,300 deaths and washed away homes, businesses, roads and bridges.
This was stated by the UN World Health Organization. more more than 1460 medical centers were damaged, of of which 432 were completely defeated, most of them in Sind.
More than 4,500 medical camps have been organized. set up WHO and its partners, while more over 230,000 rapid tests for acute watery diarrhea, malaria, dengue fever, hepatitis and chikungunya were common.
Such diseases are already circulating in Pakistan, along with Covid-19, HIV and polio, and “now they are all in risk of is getting worse,” WHO spokesman Tarik Yasarevic told reporters. in Geneva.
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“We have already reports received of increased number of cases of acute watery diarrhea, typhoid fever, measles and malaria, especially in the most affected areas.
Jasarevic said that until now difficulty get to the districts hit hard floods that inundated a third of country – a area the size of United Kingdom.
Newborn mortality and severe acute malnutrition are at risk of increases due to violation of Services.
“The situation is expected to worsen,” Jasarevic warned.
WHO donates $1.5 million in medical supplies and emergency supplies, including tents, water treatment kits and oral rehydration packs.
It’s attractive for 19 million dollars from donors.
UNHCR, the United Nations refugee agency, has launched air bridge to deliver aid from Dubai.
first four flights took off on On Monday, said Indrika Ratwatte, UNHCR regional representative. director for Asia and the Pacific.
Six more flights are planned. with mattresses, tarps and kitchen utensils on board.
“Food insecurity will be huge because the crops are obviously destroyed and what little they had in terms of livestock also destroyed,” he said.