57 people, including 25 children, have died in catastrophic floods in Pakistan. The number of people who died due to floods in the country stood at 1265.
441 of them are children.
A high-level team formed to coordinate relief operations met for the first time in Islamabad on Saturday (September 3) under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif.
This year due to heavy rains and glacial meltwater during the monsoon season, severe floods have occurred in Pakistan. About 3 crore 3 million people have been affected by this flood in the country.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday that many more children may die in floods in Pakistan.
Ashraf Ali Vanbrough, a farmer in Sindh province, said, “We are 50 years behind in floods.”
Ashraf Ali said that his two and a half thousand acres of land were suitable for harvesting cotton and sugarcane, but now all have been completely wiped out by the flood.
Pakistan’s Balochistan province has been the worst affected by the floods. There has been 436 percent more rain in the last 30 years.
A third of the country has been submerged in the unprecedented floods of the past few weeks. The long-term effects of the floods in the country are already becoming evident.
According to preliminary estimates, this flood caused a loss of 10 billion dollars to Pakistan. However, no international organization has done any survey on this.
The United Nations has requested $160 million for Pakistan to help flood victims.
Sources: AFP, NDTV
Bangladesh Time: 1843 hours, September 01, 2022
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