Floods in Pakistan affected 16 million children, Unicef ​​said

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The country’s 16 million children have been badly affected by the recent devastating “superfloods” in Pakistan. The United Nations has said urgent help is needed to save the lives of 3.4 million of these children.
Abdullah Fadil, the representative of the International Children’s Emergency Fund of the United Nations ‘UNICEF’, said that the situation in the flood-affected areas of Pakistan is very serious. Malnourished children there struggle with diarrhoea, dengue and painful skin diseases. In a statement issued on Friday after a two-day tour of flood-affected areas in Sindh, Fadil said 528 children have died so far. He said these deaths could have been prevented.
Fadil said an estimated 1.60 million children have been affected by the floods and of these, 34 lakh are in need of immediate assistance. Young children live outdoors with their families. They face new risks and dangers due to the loss of drinking water, food and family livelihoods due to floods. Damaged buildings and dangers such as drowning in flood waters and snake bites, scorpions make it worse. Infrastructure such as thousands of schools, ponds and hospitals have been destroyed or damaged. The magnitude of the flood disaster is increasing in the country.

A UNICEF representative said the sad reality is that without a massive increase in aid, many more children could lose their lives. Many mothers suffer from anemia and cannot feed their children. They are sick and cannot nurse. The number of children lost to floods is continuously increasing. UNICEF is doing everything possible to support affected children and families and protect them from the current risks of water-borne diseases, malnutrition and other risks.

Japan gave $7 million in aid
The Japanese government on Friday announced an emergency grant of $7 million to Pakistan to deal with the flood situation. At the same time, the Canadian government has announced to donate 3 million Canadian dollars through 12 charities.
Meanwhile, more than 90,000 people were treated for infectious and water-borne diseases in one day in the flood-affected areas of Sindh. Data shows that the total death toll from the floods has exceeded 1,500. According to the National Disaster Management Authority, 1,545 people have lost their lives and 12,850 have been injured in floods caused by three decades of record rainfall.

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The country’s 16 million children have been badly affected by the recent devastating “superfloods” in Pakistan. The United Nations has said urgent help is needed to save the lives of 3.4 million of these children.

Abdullah Fadil, the representative of the International Children’s Emergency Fund of the United Nations ‘UNICEF’, said that the situation in the flood-affected areas of Pakistan is very serious. Malnourished children there struggle with diarrhoea, dengue and painful skin diseases. In a statement issued on Friday after a two-day tour of flood-affected areas in Sindh, Fadil said 528 children have died so far. He said these deaths could have been prevented.

Fadil said an estimated 1.60 million children have been affected by the floods and of these, 34 lakh are in need of immediate assistance. Young children live outdoors with their families. They face new risks and dangers due to the loss of drinking water, food and family livelihoods due to floods. Damaged buildings and dangers such as drowning in flood waters and snake bites, scorpions make it worse. Infrastructure such as thousands of schools, ponds and hospitals have been destroyed or damaged. The magnitude of the flood disaster is increasing in the country.

A UNICEF representative said the sad reality is that without a massive increase in aid, many more children could lose their lives. Many mothers suffer from anemia and cannot feed their children. They are sick and cannot nurse. The number of children lost to floods is continuously increasing. UNICEF is doing everything possible to support affected children and families and protect them from the current risks of water-borne diseases, malnutrition and other risks.

Japan gave $7 million in aid

The Japanese government on Friday announced an emergency grant of $7 million to Pakistan to deal with the flood situation. At the same time, the Canadian government has announced to donate 3 million Canadian dollars through 12 charities.

Meanwhile, more than 90,000 people were treated for infectious and water-borne diseases in one day in the flood-affected areas of Sindh. Data shows that the total death toll from the floods has exceeded 1,500. According to the National Disaster Management Authority, 1,545 people have lost their lives and 12,850 have been injured in floods caused by three decades of record rainfall.

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