Thursday, September 15, 2011

In Sindh, Pakistan ... More than 6 million flood victims vulnerable to flood-related diseases

Karachi, Pakistan - Pakistan is suffering from severe floods second time in less than one year and the latest one is even disastrous in terms of monetary damages and loss of lives. The recent floods have affected more than 4.5 million acres of land and almost 60,000 cattle had either died or disappeared. In addition more than 400,000 homes have been completely destroyed.

More than 6 million flood victims vulnerable to flood-related diseases
According to an estimate; more than six million people are affected by the recent floods in province of Sindh and most of them had to leave their homes to save their lives. Most of them are now living in temporary shelters without basic resources of life like drinking water, food and medicines.

The recent reports from the flood-hit areas suggest that now flood-caused diseases are spreading rapidly among the victims doubling the problems of them. More than 33 per cent of flood victims (more than 2 million) are suffering already from flood-related diseases while more than 7,000 people have been bitten by snake bites.

More than 400,000 homes have been completely destroyed due to recent floods in Sindh

As in every kind of emergency, children are being affected most due to the flood-related diseases. The UN children's agency spokesperson in Pakistan, Dan Rohrman, said it was a serious situation "in particular for children who are always the most vulnerable in emergency situations".

Arshad Bhatti, spokesperson of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), told that the situation is certainly severe and if international community doesn’t provide an immediate support it will get worse to the worst as more flood victims will be suffering from flood-related diseases.

No comments:

Post a Comment


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...