Nearly 1,500 people have died because of Pakistan’s terrible floods: Data revealed on Thursday that around 1,500 people have died due to the enormous floods that have engulfed large portions of Pakistan and left millions of people impacted by the calamity.
Thirty-three million out of a population of 220 million have been affected by floods brought on by record monsoon rains and glacier melt in northern highlands, which have destroyed houses, vehicles, crops, and cattle and caused $30 billion in damage.
The National Disaster Management Authority announced its first national total since September 9—when 90 additional people died—and the death toll now stands at 1,486, with 530 children.
Authorities have recently built barriers to prevent floodwaters from important buildings like power plants and residences. Still, farmers who remained to attempt to preserve their livestock faced a new danger when feed started to run short.
In the aftermath of record-breaking summer temperatures, swelling seas have forced thousands of people from their homes and forced them to live in tents or beside roads in the open. The government and the UN have blamed this on climate change.
In July and August, Pakistan experienced 391 mm (15.4 inches) of rain, roughly 190% higher than the 30-year normal. For one of the worst-affected regions, the southern province of Sindh, that number increased to 466%.
According to the foreign ministry, relief aircraft from the United States and the United Arab Emirates arrived in the nation on Thursday. The UN is determining the requirements for rebuilding.