Sindh still lurking in shadows after the massive rainfall and floods: Part-1
A tsunamic deluge of monsoon rains threatened Pakistan once again, floods have affected another 7.4million people this year, while twenty million people are still struggling to cope with the devastation caused by last year’s calamity. The scale of the disaster
Heavy monsoon rains this year have caused widespread damage to over a million acres of land, primarily in the southern province of Sindh and have affected 20,000 people over 20 districts in Baluchistan. Badin is the worst affected district in the Sindh,
To date, 23 districts of Sindh have been severely affected by flooding, inundating 4 million acres of land including 1.7 million acres of agricultural land, resulting in the destruction of 80 percent of cash crops and over 130 billion rupees in losses. 80
Been similar, dealing another severe blow to thousands of livelihoods. That in turn may give rise to massive food shortage and food insecurity and the amount of time it will take to regain use of agricultural land will cost the economy greatly.
The capacity of people of Badin to maintain adequate food consumption and re-establish livelihoods has been further constrained due to numerous challenges including destruction of roads, no employments due to floods, soaring costs of transportation, and
Since food is prioritized, compromises are made on other basic needs, such as health and education. The assessment studies by various National, International, and UN agencies have identified a large number of unassisted people nationwide suffering after
To be continued…..