Pakistan Floods Recent world climate News
Extreme flooding brought on by this summer’s “monster monsoon” rains has caused a startling amount of casualties and property damage, as well as stunning building collapses all throughout Pakistan, resulting in the country being in the midst of a humanitarian calamity.
At least 1,136 people have died and numerous homes have been damaged as a result of the flooding, which has affected more than 33 million people, or nearly 15% of Pakistan’s population, since June, according to AFP, quoting government sources who said the death toll was growing on Monday.
According to AFP, Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif described the floods as “the worst in Pakistan’s history” during a press conference on Tuesday. The damage to our infrastructure is extensive and widespread throughout Pakistan, according to Sharif.
Following unusually heavy rain during what she called a “monster monsoon,” Pakistan is facing “a severe climate catastrophe, one of the harshest in the decade,” according to the country’s minister of climate change Sherry Rehman in an interview posted on Twitter.
Rehman observed that “many districts are starting to resemble parts of the ocean.”
According to Pakistan’s Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal, who spoke to Reuters on Monday, the economic damages from the flooding might be at least $10 billion. On Tuesday, Sharif reaffirmed that sum, stating that relief and infrastructure repairs will require the money.
In the province of Balochistan, aerial footage revealed muddy floodwaters covering the landscape as far as the eye could see. This has made it challenging for helicopter operators to land and drop life-saving supplies.
According to The AP, on Sunday, planes delivering help from Turkey and the United Arab Emirates made a safe landing in Islamabad. The aircraft were loaded with food, tents, and other supplies for flood victims.
The region’s rivers have overflowed their banks as a result of the months-long downpour, destroying adjacent homes and crops. Shocking camera footage along the Swat River shows the moment a sizable luxury hotel collapsed into rising floodwaters.
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