Agency, Sindh. Devastating floods in Pakistan have destroyed everything. Currently, the nation is experiencing catastrophic flooding. International assistance is being provided to Pakistan as a result of the flood. Antonio Guterres, the secretary-general of the UN, also arrived in Pakistan. After assessing the situation in Pakistan, which has been severely affected by floods, Secretary-General of the UN Antonio Guterres published a report on Sunday.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
stated in a report that he had never witnessed a climate massacre of this magnitude before after visiting Pakistan. He claimed that the natural disaster in Pakistan had disrupted the schooling of roughly 35 lakh youngsters there when he released his report.
According to the UN assessment, since 800,000 refugees reside in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa regions that have been officially designated as “disaster struck,” the flooding has only made the misery of refugees worse. This was reported by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, according to the Turkish news outlet Anadolu Agency (OCHA).
Pakistan Floods Big loss in Sindh alone
More than 1.5 million homes have been devastated by the flood waters, according to news agency ANI, and 1.2 million hectares of agricultural land have been damaged in Sindh alone. According to the report, flooding and heavy rains have impacted 1,460 medical facilities.
Heavy damage due to devastating floods in Pakistan
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) reports that 1,391 people have perished in Pakistan’s severe floods since June 14. The study cited the extent of water detected by satellite and mapped by the United Nations Satellite Centre as evidence that “standing water continues to blanket significant sections of the country.”
According to the research, initial mapping suggested Pakistan had a land area of at least 75,000 square kilometres (28,957 sq mi).
Guterres two-day visit to Pakistan
“I have witnessed numerous humanitarian crises in the globe, but I have never seen a flood-scale climatic carnage in Pakistan,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said during a two-day visit to the country.
After witnessing the most extensive destruction in southern Pakistan, he declared this at a press conference in the port city of Karachi. At the conclusion of a two-day trip to raise awareness of the tragedy, the UN head on Saturday paid visits to various flood-devastated Pakistani regions and appealed for additional financial relief from around the world.
Pakistan: Severe flooding still occurring, WFP providing relief
Pakistan, which is dealing with catastrophic flooding, is receiving the best support available, according to the United Nations Food Assistance Agency (WFP), which made the announcement on Monday. According to accounts, this horrible fence in Pakistan has resulted in the deaths of over 1,000 people and the displacement of nearly 30 million people.
The government of Pakistan, through the nation’s National Disaster Management Authority, is in charge of managing both the coordination of the assessment work and the humanitarian help for those impacted. The situation brought on by the extreme floods has been declared a national emergency. It once was.
According to Julian Harnis, the UN Resident Coordinator (RCO) and coordinator of humanitarian aid operations in the nation, widespread devastation has been caused by floods and landslides brought on by intense monsoon rains across Pakistan since June, making it the “biggest challenge” in several decades.
In the aftermath of “climate-change driven calamity,” he urged global “burden-sharing and solidarity.”
WFP staff members are collaborating with regional authorities and partners to increase food aid after being asked to help in this situation.
The target population in Pakistan’s severely devastated Balochistan and Sindh provinces is 5 lakh people. About 42,000 Baloch citizens are already receiving support from the organisation.
However, because flood waters are making it difficult to deliver help nationwide, the distribution of aid materials is now on hold.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces have also seen disruptions to life and means of subsistence.
Around 3,000 kilometres of roads have either collapsed or suffered damage, and there are more than 100 bridges. 2 million acres of crops and orchards were devastated, and 8 lakh domestic animals were destroyed.
Julian Harnis, the UN Resident Coordinator and coordinator of humanitarian aid operations in the nation, issued a warning that the likelihood of increased disease and malnutrition, along with an increase in the number of districts experiencing flooding, all point to a worsening of the humanitarian situation.
On Tuesday, the UN plans to make a sudden appeal for $ 160 million in support of Pakistan.
With the money raised through this appeal, about one million individuals in the Balochistan, Sindh, Punjab, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces’ flood-affected districts will be able to get urgent food and financial help.