Flood water is still full in many districts of Pakistan, due to which lakhs of people are facing problems. According to the report of the United Nations, 8 million people in Pakistan are still trapped in flood waters. More than 6 lakh children have not received the polio vaccine. Children are at risk of diarrhea and other water-related diseases due to the unavailability of clean drinking water. Those who are returning to their homes are also facing a shortage of essentials like food, water, and medicines.
These districts of Sindh and Balochistan are still affected.
According to the report released by the UN’s ‘Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance Wing,’ flood water remains in 11 districts of Sindh and 2 districts of Balochistan. People are still affected by flood water in Sindh’s Dadu, Qamber-Shahdadkot, Khairpur, Mirpurkhas, Jamshoro, Sanghar, Umerkot, Badin, Shaheed Benazirabad, Naushahro Firoz and Sohbatpur and Jafarabad districts of Balochistan. About 2.5 lakh people in southern Sindh have not been able to return home.
Malaria is decreasing, but food shortage persists.
According to the WHO, malaria cases have decreased by 25 percent in Balochistan, 58 percent in Khyber-Pakhtoon, and 67 percent in Sindh since September. However, the food crisis is still looming in front of the people. About 1.1 million people are still struggling with food shortages. It is feared that between January and March 2023, an emergency food crisis will be seen.
More than 3 crore people were affected by the flood.
This year, due to heavy rains and the melting of glaciers, there was a terrible flood in Pakistan. Due to this flood, the life of about 3.30 crore people got disturbed. More than 1700 people lost their lives. There was extensive damage to infrastructures such as roads, bridges, and buildings. Pakistan is believed to have suffered a loss of more than $30 billion due to the floods.