Post Tagged with: "Pakistan Floods 2022"

Pakistan’s Political Turmoil Can Hinder Recovery from Serious Disasters

Pakistan’s Political Turmoil Can Hinder Recovery from Serious Disasters

Pakistan has suffered its worst ever floods this year, resulting in over 1700 deaths, nearly 13,000 seriously injured persons and damage estimated at around $40 billon. UNICEF stated in a report that as a result of these floods, nearly 10 million children needed urgent assistance. As millions of persons were rendered homeless by floods, urgent reconstruction efforts are needed. Winter[Read More…]

by 06/11/2022 Comments are Disabled South Asia
Pakistan’s Devastation Is Just a Preview of the Future—and the Biggest Climate Polluters Must Pay Up

Pakistan’s Devastation Is Just a Preview of the Future—and the Biggest Climate Polluters Must Pay Up

The developing world will not forget the leading role that industrialized economies have played in permanently altering the climate and making catastrophic events more likely. Around the world, 2022 has been a year of climate catastrophes, including droughts, floods, mega-fires, typhoons, and more. Among the hardest-hit countries is Pakistan. With torrential monsoon rainfall almost 190% above its 30-year average, extraordinary flooding[Read More…]

by 17/09/2022 Comments are Disabled Climate Change
Pakistan faces massive humanitarian crisis as unprecedented flooding continues

Pakistan faces massive humanitarian crisis as unprecedented flooding continues

Unprecedented flooding—arising from and demonstrably tied to climate change— continues to ravage Pakistan, with the official death toll rising by more than 250 since last week. 1,391 people are now reported as having perished due to the floods, which have inundated a third of the impoverished South Asian country. A further 12,700 have been injured. On Friday, Pakistan’s National Disaster[Read More…]

by 11/09/2022 Comments are Disabled South Asia
Pakistan Post-Flood Situation: Vegetable Costs Up 500% Threaten to Fuel Inflation

Pakistan Post-Flood Situation: Vegetable Costs Up 500% Threaten to Fuel Inflation

Skyrocketing prices of tomatoes, potatoes and onions are putting food out of reach in flood-ravaged Pakistan, raising the specter of inflation hitting 30% that may spur more monetary tightening, said a report. The Bloomberg report said: The South Asian nation already reeling from dwindling currency reserves and the fastest inflation in almost five decades faces a food shortage after torrential[Read More…]

by 06/09/2022 Comments are Disabled South Asia
With one out of 7 persons affected by floods, Pakistan declares emergency

With one out of 7 persons affected by floods, Pakistan declares emergency

30 to 33 million persons are reported to be seriously affected by floods in Pakistan, a country with a population of 220 million. Due to this a national emergency has been declared in Pakistan. The previous worst floods in Pakistan were recorded in 2010 when nearly 20 million people were affected, causing damages estimated at $10 billion. This was followed[Read More…]

by 27/08/2022 Comments are Disabled South Asia