Floods in Pakistan caused by monsoon rains have already claimed 1,136 lives and, according to preliminary government estimates, caused at least $10 billion in losses in the country, the BBC’s website wrote on Tuesday.
The torrential rains, which actually came in June, washed away roads, bridges, a million homes and crops from fields. The floods affected more than 33 million people, or more than 15 percent of Pakistan’s population.
“Literally a third of Pakistan is under water at the moment,” Climate Minister Sherry Rehman said.
Floods in Pakistan claimed the lives of 119 people in 24 hours. More than 1,000 people have died here since mid-June
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According to Rakhmanova, the current situation is a “human climate catastrophe of gigantic proportions.” Tens of thousands of families have been forced to evacuate their homes to their relatives, to official refugee camps, or simply outside, where they await assistance in the form of tents, as well as food and medical supplies.
According to Finance Minister Ahsan Iqbal, Pakistan has become a victim of climate change caused by developed countries. “Our carbon footprint is the lowest in the world. The international community is responsible for this. It must help us improve our infrastructure to make it more climate-resilient,” Iqbal said.