United Nations and Pakistani Government launched an Emergency appeal for $160 million for flood-ravaged Pakistan

Posted by Ankit Sharma | Aug 30, 2022
Pakistan floods

On Tuesday, The United Nations and the Pakistani government launched an urgent appeal for $160 million to help the worst affected by the floods that destroyed the country.

The appeal comes as Pakistani officials said that the floods had already caused more than $10 billion in damages, and more than 1,100 people have been killed and 33 million others impacted in one of the worst monsoon seasons in over a decade.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres, in a video statement, said “The Pakistani people are facing a monsoon on steroids — the relentless impact of epochal levels of rain and flooding, As we continue to see more and more extreme weather events around the world, it is outrageous that climate action is being put on the back burner as global emissions of greenhouse gases are still rising, putting all of us — everywhere — in growing danger”.

He further appealed, “Let’s stop sleepwalking towards the destruction of our planet by climate change, Today, it’s Pakistan. Tomorrow, it could be your country”.

(Also read: Pakistan floods: Death toll crossed 1000, Turkey & UAE come forward for International aid)

Pakistan Foreign Minister, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari also urged the nations to extend their support to Pakistan in these challenging times. He was speaking during the launch of a United Nations flash appeal to garner funds for rehabilitation in the wake of devastating floods in Pakistan.