According to The News International, more than 5.7 million people in Pakistan have been impacted by the country’s greatest rain-induced floods in its history. The flooding was caused by heavy rainfall.
The efforts to save lives, provide aid, and rebuild the nation are still ongoing. The disaster is responsible for the deaths of around 719,558 animals, as reported by The News International. In order to mitigate the terrible effects of the floods on a national and worldwide scale, the administration of the country has issued a call for contributions on both of these fronts.
As a result of the floods, agricultural land and infrastructure in Pakistan have been devastated, and 949,858 residences throughout the country have been damaged.
Since June, the number of flood-related fatalities in Pakistan has surpassed 1,000, and many more people have been wounded or driven from their homes as a result of the disaster.
Since June 14, the rains and floods have reportedly caused the deaths of at least 1,033 people and injuries to at least 1,527 others, as reported by Geo News quoting the National Disaster Management Authority.
According to the statistics, there were four fatalities in the province of Balochistan, six in the province of Gilgit Baltistan, 31 in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and 76 in the province of Sindh.
Data collected from around Pakistan on June 14 revealed that 3,451.5 kilometers of roads have been damaged, 149 bridges have fallen, and 170 stores have been destroyed.
There were a total of 949,858 residences that were either completely or partly destroyed. There have been a total of 662,446 dwellings that have sustained partial damage, and there have been 287,412 homes that have sustained complete destruction. Additionally, 719,558 cattle have been lost as a result of this.
At least 110 districts in Pakistan have been affected by the floods, and according to Geo News, 72 of those districts have declared a catastrophe strike.
Pakistan is now dealing with the most devastating natural calamity it has seen in more than a decade. The lives of millions of people were disrupted as a direct result of the floods, which prompted the government of Pakistan to proclaim a “national emergency.”
The National Drought Monitoring Center (NDMA) said that Pakistan’s 30-year average revealed that the nation has got 134 millimeters of rain, but that the country had received 388.7 millimeters of rain this year. 190.07% higher than the typical amount.
The Flood Forecasting Division of the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) issued a warning on the 26th of August that very high to exceptionally high-level flooding is expected in River Kabul at Nowshera in KP province as well as in tributaries of the Kabul and Indus rivers until the 28th of August. This warning was issued.