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Pakistan still an ‘ongoing nightmare’ for millions of children, following major flooding

The UN development company, UNDP has warned that the additional nine million individuals are at risk of being pushed straight into poverty, on top of the thirty-three million affected by last summer’s devastating floods in Pakistan. The UN chief insisted that the international banking system needs radical change in favour of developing countries, in order to “right a fundamental wrong”.   The entire of billion, pledged last week by international donors to help Pakistan recover from the catastrophe, was welcomed simply by Mr. Fadil, who stressed that “children must be on the centre of recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts”.

On 18 August 2022, children displaced by torrential rains and floods pose for a photograph in Union Council Chattar, district Naseerabad, Balochistan, Pakistan.
The particular UNICEF spokesperson declared that real economic recovery and sustained growth can only be achieved if the necessary investments to satisfy the immediate and longer-term needs of children are made, and called for investment in developing human capital and resiliency, particularly in rural Sindh and Balochistan where a lot of the devastation occurred.

Recuperation efforts underfunded

“27 thousand schools were washed away, ” he or she said, but “UNICEF’s current appeal of 3 million is definitely less than half funded”.   © UNICEF/Malik Previously this month , EL chief António Guterres reiterated the need to help developing countries such as Pakistan become more long lasting to the impacts of climate change. While “the rains have ended…to a great level, so has media interest, ” UNICEF Representative in Pakistan, Abdullah Fadil, told reporters in Geneva including that, with homes ruined, children are facing a “bitter winter, without decent shelter”. “Pakistan is a known climate killer spot, and it is only a matter of time before another large-scale weather disaster strikes the country’s children, ” he cautioned.

Address inequalities

Post floods, this situation is expected to get worse exponentially, warned Mr. Fadil. In flood-affected areas, around 1 . 6 million children were already suffering from severe acute malnutrition, while another six million children suffer from stunting, a condition which can cause irreversible damage to children’s brains, bodies and defense systems.   Deadly surges hit Pakistan last summer season, and have now only partially receded. 33 million individuals were affected in Sindh and Balochistan provinces, in what will be widely regarded to have been Pakistan’s finest climate disaster . Villages have reportedly been changed into islands, with many children orphaned and families living under scraps of plastic freezing conditions.

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