Amidst climate catastrophe in Pakistan, the international community is helping the country in its flood relief efforts. In addition to China, the UK, the US, and Turkey, Bangladesh has also announced donations for flood relief in Pakistan.
The unprecedented flash floods in Pakistan have washed away crops and infrastructure and taken the lives of more than 1000 people.
Bangladesh’s Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina has pledged 80 million Taka aid to the flash flood victims in Balochistan. The relief would also include medicines and goods worth 20 million Taka.
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The Prime Minister while addressing at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre said;
“There is a severe flood in Pakistan’s Balochistan. I’ve already directed the officials concerned to see what will be needed there, the children are in great distress. I’ve already ordered to make arrangements for food and what can be provided to them. We will send them relief”
She also highlighted that the Father of the Nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman always emphasized on helping others in need. The Premier expressed herself as;
“Awami League government is always generous towards humanity. Everyone has already been instructed to arrange food and other materials for Pakistan”
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Moreover, the country’s planning minister, M. A. Mannan also showed his concern for flood victims. He said;
“Damage from Pakistan’s recent deadly floods is more than $10 billion, the world has must help the South Asian nation to cope with the effects of man-made climate change”
Additionally, the UN has also urged the international community to help Pakistan to cope with these devastating floods which have affected more than 33 million people. It has launched a $160 million emergency plan to help the country.
Conclusively, climate change is a serious concern in Pakistan and the recent floods have displaced millions of people, and have caused billions of damage in a country that is still struggling with its economy.