Pakistan: for three months a historic monsoon has hit the country, already more than a thousand dead and a humanitarian disaster to fear

Pakistan: for three months a historic monsoon has hit the country, already more than a thousand dead and a humanitarian disaster to fear

Pakistan: for three months a historic monsoon has hit the country, already more than a thousand dead and a humanitarian disaster to fear

The bad weather that hit Pakistan is worse than it was in 2010, when 2,000 people were killed and nearly a fifth of Pakistan was submerged.

Pakistan has been hit for three months by torrential monsoon rains that are devastating everything and causing extensive damage. More than 33 million people, or one in seven Pakistanis, are affected. About 30 percent of the territory, one and a half times the size of France, was submerged on Monday, according to climate change minister Sherry Rehman.

There are currently 50 million people displaced by the floods in Pakistan. To measure this figure: the record number of people displaced by climate events was set in 2010, with 38 million displaced … all countries combined. pic.twitter.com/BeSVt0B0Zm

– Francois Gemenne (@Gemenne) August 30, 2022

At least 1,136 people, including 75 in the past 24 hours, have died since the monsoon began in June, according to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

The devastating floods of Pakistan:

– 1350 people killed
– 50 million displaced persons
– 900,000 dead cattle
– 1 million houses wiped out
– Over 40 violated tanks
– Over 220 bridges collapsed
– 90% cut damaged
– Loss of $ 10 billion to the economy
– 1/3 underwater country

Source – PDMA / NDMA pic.twitter.com/TG6jnL8zZQ

– South Asia Index (@SouthAsiaIndex) August 29, 2022

Millions of people have been displaced and are living in temporary or outdoor shelters. They need the essentials right away, such as drinking water containers, kitchen utensils or mosquito nets“, Explains Adil Sheraz, director of NGO Care in Pakistan, reported by the Liberation newspaper.

A third of the submerged territory, more than 1,100 people died, 33 million people affected … #Pakistan \ ud83c \ uddf5 \ ud83c \ uddf0 is experiencing the worst monsoon rains in the last 30 years.

The country’s politicians attribute the devastating bad weather to climate change pic.twitter.com/dV1rmvT1WL

– FRANCE 24 French (@ France24_fr) August 30, 2022

“Nearly one million head of cattle” have also disappeared since the beginning of the year, as stated by Jean-François Leroy, president of the international photojournalism festival Visa pour L’Image which is taking place this week in Perpignan.

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