Pakistan is devastated by flooding and heavy rainfall.


The monsoon that hit the southern area of Pakistan with an exceptionally high intensity this year was the cause of death for hundreds of people and was responsible for the destruction of entire villages. Recent storms were responsible for widespread flooding, which in turn was responsible for the destruction of thousands of acres of agricultural land. The environmental movement has placed the onus of responsibility for the issue squarely on the shoulders of climate change.

Disaster description

It was claimed that 777 people had passed away since the middle of June, and the vast majority of those who had passed away were citizens of Sindh. In addition, 59,665 residential structures have been completely wiped out, increasing the total number of damaged buildings to 176,436. The provinces of Sindh and Balochistan have been the most severely affected by the natural disaster and account for the majority of the damage. As of the 21st of August, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) reported that around 1,868,098 people had been rescued and that 317,896 people were residing in relief camps across the country. As of the 20th of August, floods in the province of Sindh had affected a total of 1,356,863 people, 309,944 families, and around 495,381 people were forced to leave their homes as a result of the disaster. 

Over 650 people killed in monsoon floods. Pakistan’s rainfall this year is 133% above average.

When Pakistan was previously struck by floods of this extent or intensity, it had been well over a decade since the last time it happened. The extent to which people were aware of the crisis as well as the number of relief actions dramatically grew. Several television stations broadcasted the event live in an effort to bring in further financial support. At this juncture, both the state and the media are failing miserably in their duties to serve the people.

The monsoon rains that have fallen in Pakistan this year in quantities that have never been seen before have caused more than a million people to be affected by them. To a greater extent than the rest of the country, the provinces of Baluchistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Sindh have been impacted by the crisis. Tens of thousands of people have been compelled to leave their homes, and over 650 dead bodies have been found up to this point.

A new record for the quantity of precipitation that fell during the monsoon season, which began in the middle of June and continued until the end of July, broke the old record that had been in place for the preceding thirty years. This year, Pakistan has had rainfall that is 133% greater than the average rainfall that has occurred there over the course of the prior 30 years. This difference can be seen in the country’s rainfall totals.

The situation is at its most dire in Pakistan’s largest and least developed province, Baluchistan, which is found in the southwestern section of the country. At least 200 people have been killed as a result of multiple accidents in the province that were caused by flooding. These accidents occurred as a direct result of the flooding. These mishaps were an immediate consequence of the floods that took place. This year, it is projected that there will be a total rainfall of 200 millimeters in the region of Baluchistan. When compared to the average rainfall for the past 30 years, which is 55 millimeters, this figure reflects a 289% increase. The last sentence provided a list of the localities in Gwadar, Karan, Kech, Loralai, Nushki, Pishin, Washuk, and Zhob that have been impacted by the earthquake the most. It is anticipated that these regions will not have access to reliable sources of food supply between the months of July and November of this year.

The flooding that has taken place in Sindh has been directly responsible for the deaths of more than one hundred forty persons. The province had an average rainfall of 375 millimeters this year, which is much more than the average rainfall for the region during the preceding 30 years, which has been 107 millimeters on average. This year’s rainfall totals in the province were measured in millimeters.

According to a situational report that was issued on the 13th of August by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, more than one million people have been affected by the heavy rains and flash floods that have occurred across Pakistan during this year’s monsoon season. These natural disasters have occurred across the country during the monsoon season. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs is the organization that published this report. These natural disasters, which occurred during the monsoon season, had an effect across the entirety of the nation.

The destruction of at least one hundred educational institutions, including schools and other structures, was complete. The Food Security and Agriculture Working Group (FSAWG) in Pakistan has released estimates showing that more than one million acres of crops that are still standing have been ruined. According to the National Disaster Management Organization, the flooding has also been responsible for the deaths of more than 107,000 animals. The overwhelming majority of these animals were large ruminants, of which there were a total of around 29,000 in total.

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