US: American Pakistani Advocacy Group (APAG) along with Rotary Club and Ujala-e-Pakistan conducted a much-needed joint flood relief drive in Dasu, Upper Kohistan, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Thursday.
This area has been hit hard by the recent floods, and a very few organizations have hardly been able to reach out the flood affected residents of this mountainous region to assist them.
Hundreds of people received full-family packages which included clothes, floor mat, quilt, ration pack, medicine, women sanitary kit, shoes and floor mat.
Family package also includes, medicines such as Brufen, Panadol, ORS, Polyfex, Flagel, Calpol, Dettol Women hygiene kit were also distributed amongst the residents.
Reports suggest that one-third of Pakistan has been subjected to flood water and destruction, more than 2000 citizens and 1.3 m cattle have been killed while the population of 30 million is affected by the flood.
Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif had recently posed a question before the global leaders at the UN General Assembly as to why Pakistan is paying the price of climate change since the country’s carbon-footprint contribution is almost zero.
More than 33 million people including women and children are now at high risk of health hazards across the country. Around 650,000 women are giving birth in makeshift tents. Millions of climate migrants are still looking for dry land to live.
13000, km road network, and 370 bridges, millions of homes and 4 million acres of land have been swept away by floods, while the damages of this climate catastrophe are immensurable
The recent ruthless floods have caused a loss of whopping $30 billion to the already fragile economy of Pakistan.
António Guterres Secretary-General of the United Nations has recently pledged to call a ‘Donors’ Conference’ to help support the flood-hit Pakistan.