Flood in Pakistan

Pakistan is at high risk from climate change and natural disasters. Events such as earthquakes, typhoons, flooding, and drought have haunted the country for years and regularly swept away the foundations on which the lives of hundreds of thousands of families were built.

Internal and external political issues have also left their mark on the country, leading to chronic instability. Anti-Terror operations along the Afghan border have led to years of population displacement and Pakistan is now home to over 2.5 million displaced people, mostly from crisis-ridden Afghanistan. New refugees have been arriving since the Taliban took power in 2021. With large numbers of refugees, the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, difficult economic and political conditions, inflation, and increasingly devastating extreme weather events such as the historic floods in 2022, Pakistani people face many challenges and need assistance.


Long-lasting and heavy monsoon rains since June have claimed more than 1,700 lives in large parts of Pakistan to date (as of November 2022). Landslides and flash floods swept away houses, roads and bridges. In many villages, people were cut off from all help. According to the Pakistani government, which has declared a state of emergency, more than 33 million people have been affected by the floods. Millions of people had to leave their homes and are now homeless or living in emergency shelters. They have hardly any access to clean drinking water. Their crops have been destroyed, food is scarce, and hunger is looming. The situation remains tense weeks after the disaster, with large parts of southern Pakistan still under water. Standing water is already a breeding ground for infectious diseases. Diarrhea, typhoid, cholera, and malaria are spreading and endangering even more lives. The disaster after the disaster is looming.

“Pakistan is in ruins due to the climate catastrophe”

Cologne/Islamabad. More than two months after the devastating floods in Pakistan, some parts of Sindh province are still underwater. “In Pakistan, we are witnessing what climate change means for people in some parts of the world. In May and June, people in the South Asian country struggled with extreme temperatures of around 50 degrees. As a result, glaciers melted, rivers flooded, and in July and August, monsoon rains were extremely heavy and the water could not trickle down to dried-out soil. The water has covered a third of the country. The people in Pakistan are facing a country in ruins due to the climate catastrophe,” says Cordial Wiser, Head of Maltese International’s Asia Department.


The situation in flooded areas, like in the province of Sindh, is devastating. Maltese International, therefore, supports 60 mobile medical teams of a local partner organization in order to treat sick people on the ground. 250 to 300 patients are receiving free treatment from each team every day. One of them is Mohan Par tab from the village of Niaz Muhammad Capri. She lost her home and all her savings in the flood.


Cologne/Islamabad. After the heavy rains in the past months, more than 33 million people in Pakistan are affected by floods. Maltese International provides 100,000 Euros for the first emergency relief measures. “The situation in the flooded areas, like in Sindh province, is devastating. Heavy rains started in June and now diseases such as cholera threaten to break out. Together with our partner, we are going to send mobile medical teams to the most affected regions to prevent the spread of epidemics. We are also going to distribute tents, medicines, and cash to 6,000 particularly vulnerable families in the districts of Sangha and Mirpur Khas,” says Cordial Wiser, Head of the Asia Department of Maltese International.


Islamabad. The floods in Pakistan have left a devastating toll: nearly 1,700 people have died, more than two million homes have been destroyed and more than 20 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, according to the UN. “We are witnessing the next humanitarian catastrophe,” says Cordula Wasser, Head of the Asia Department of Maltese International.


In conclusion, floods are an upcoming problem in Pakistan, causing widespread destruction of life and property. By addressing the root causes and presenting measures to enhance the country’s preparedness and answer mechanisms, we can reduce the frequency and causes of floods in Pakistan and believe in a safer and more continual future for all. Floods in Pakistan are a big natural disaster that can have devastating effects on the country. They are the main reasons for heavy rainfall and melting snow and can cause notable damage to homes, frameworks, and fields. The government of Pakistan has taken steps to try to prevent save and reduce the causes of floods, but more needs to be ensured to address this problem. However, there are also other measures that can be taken to reduce the reasons for floods in Pakistan. For example, improving drainage systems and increasing vegetation in flooded areas can help to suck up excess water and reduce the danger of flooding. In addition, educating communities about the risks of floods and how to prepare for them can help to reduce the danger to life and property.


  1. What is a flood?

Floods are due to climate change and it is natural disasters. The abundance of water may cause disasters.

  1. Why do floods come?

Flood has come due to atmospheric change in climate and the quantity of wetness in the air. It is also due to when the snow melts on the glaciers with excessive heat.

  1. How can flood reduce?

Floods can reduce to make more dams and grow more trees.

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