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Qatar flooding | Washington pledges further assistance for flood-devastated Pakistan

ISLAMABAD:

Qatar flooding The US pledged an additional $10 million in help to its already announced $56.1 million in financial support for Pakistan’s flood relief operations, the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan reported on Tuesday.

Washington is the largest donor of aid to cash-strapped Pakistan, where hundreds of thousands of people are living in makeshift camps after being displaced by record-breaking Qatar flooding that have killed 1,638 people since mid-June. Pakistan has struggled to provide tents, food, and other supplies for these people.

The most recent declaration was made a few weeks after the United States established a humanitarian air bridge to aid the underdeveloped South Asian country. The United Nations issued an emergency financing request for $160 million to aid the approximately 33 million flood victims when the extent of the destruction was made evident.

Following a meeting between US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Monday in Washington, the ministry released a statement. According to the report, Bhutto-Zardari qatar flooding thanked the U.S. government for its support and the two talked about the exceptional Qatar flooding floods, which were partly brought on by climate change.

No nation could handle a catastrophe of this magnitude by itself, Bhutto-Zardari reportedly said Blinken. Pakistan is “one of the lowest polluters and is unfortunately one of the most badly hit by climate change,” the foreign minister added.

According to the release, Dar commended ADB’s support for Pakistan’s efforts to promote sustainable development and informed Ye about the destruction the floods had created and how they had affected Pakistan’s economy.

According to Pakistan, the historic floods have damaged property worth at least $30 billion.
The most recent development occurs a day after the United Nations requested five times as much foreign help for Pakistan amid an increase in infections in flood-affected parts of Pakistan.

Waterborne illnesses and other maladies, which have killed more than 350 people since July, are now putting Pakistanis at more danger. The deluges this year resulted in an additional 1,697 fatalities.

According to current evaluations, Pakistan urgently needs long-term assistance that would extend into the next year, thus the U.N. increased its aid request for Pakistan on Tuesday from $160 million to $816 million.

According to Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, roughly 10% of Pakistan’s medical facilities were damaged by the floods, depriving millions of people of access to healthcare.

Floodwaters in Pakistan

Qatar flooding The floodwaters in Pakistan, he claimed, have stopped rising, but there is still a risk of further deaths from waterborne and other illnesses among the millions of flood survivors. He pleaded with the world community to assist Pakistan.

According to Bhutto-Zardari, Pakistan is seeking climate justice and turning to its allies for help in recovering from this disaster. In the statement, Qatar flooding Blinken reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to aiding Pakistan in the aftermath of the floods and extended his sorrow for the loss of “precious lives and tremendous economic damages.”

Doctors in Pakistan are working to stop the spread of waterborne illnesses and other disorders, especially in the severely affected provinces of southwest Baluchistan and southern Sindh.

Additionally, the calamity has endangered the education of 12 million Pakistani school-age children.

said the agency. The federal government requested that the states evacuate residents and give aid in the form of tents, medical supplies, and fresh water.

Qatar flooding At a celebration in Washington on Monday to honour 75 years of ties between the United States and Pakistan, Blinken said, “We will continue to stand by Pakistan, to stand by its people, today and in the days to come.”

The destruction caused by the floods in Pakistan this summer has also brought attention to the disproportionate impact of climate change Qatar flooding on underdeveloped countries. Qatar flooding Experts claim that Pakistan has minimal responsibility for the 0.4% of historical world emissions connected to climate change.

Qatar flooding In an interview with The Associated Press last week, Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif described the extent of the disaster and urged world leaders attending the UN General Assembly’s annual meeting to band together and raise money “to build resilient infrastructure, to build adaptation, so that our future generations are saved.”

Qatar flooding Sharif also requested greater assistance for relief and recovery efforts for Pakistan’s flood victims, particularly in the southern Sindh province, which was the most hit and still has several districts under water. Following his return from New York, Sharif visited some of the flood-affected villages of Sindh once more on Tuesday.

Qatar flooding According to Pakistan, the accident has cost $30 billion in damages. 129 planeloads of supplies have already been sent by U.N. organisations, various nations, including the U.S.

In addition to dealing with the extraordinary floods, Pakistani authorities are also battling illness epidemics among survivors, particularly in Sindh where, Qatar flooding according to health experts, dengue fever, malaria, and waterborne diseases have killed more than 300 people since July.

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