People living in southern Pakistan are facing even greater damage as a result of record floods that have been attributed to climate change. These floods have inundated a third of Pakistan and have been responsible for the deaths of more than 1,100 people.
There is currently a rush of water coming down the Indus river, which poses a threat to the settlements located in the southern part of Sindh province.
Officials in the area estimate that 1.2 million people have been forced to leave their homes in the Dadu district of Sindh, where hundreds of villages have been flooded and more water is expected to arrive soon.The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) reports that since the middle of June 2022, Pakistan has been drenched by heavy monsoon rains, which have contributed to the worst floods in the country in ten years. The National Disaster Management Authority of Pakistan estimates that more than 33 million people have been impacted by the floods, and that more than one million homes have been either completely or partially damaged. The floodwaters that engulfed tens of thousands of square kilometres of the country were responsible for the deaths of at least 1,100 people. The heaviest flooding was experienced in the provinces of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, and Sindh, all of which are located along the Indus River. This year, so far, the provinces of Balochistan and Sindh have gotten five to six times the amount of rainfall that their 30-year average has seen. The vast majority of that came during the summer monsoon rains. According to the information provided by ReliefWeb, around 150 bridges and 3,500 kilometres (2,200 miles) of roadways have been devastated across the nation. In addition, over 700,000 cattle as well as over 2 million acres of cropland and orchards have been destroyed.
We observed that the death toll and economic strain are anticipated to climb, which will add stress to a country that is already economically unstable and politically split. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, this year’s monsoon has already produced the highest amount of rainfall in the country since records began being kept in 1961, and the season still has one month still to go.
The provinces of Sindh and Balochistan have both experienced rainfall that is five times higher than normal, which has flooded entire villages and fields, destroyed buildings, and wiped out crops.
If you want to donate message us and help those who need your help.