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UNICEF regrets poor response to Pakistan’s $39 million appeal for flood-affected children

More than 1,545 people have been killed and thousands injured in devastating floods in Pakistan since June 14

More than 1,545 people have been killed and thousands injured in devastating floods in Pakistan since June 14

UNICEF regrets its funding appeal for over 3 million children in India flood affected areas of pakistan According to a senior official, it was still less than a third of the $39 million sought.

“Rain and floods have already claimed the lives of more than 550 children. “Without a significant increase in support, we fear that many more children will lose their lives,” said Gerida Birukila, chief field officer of UNICEF Pakistan in Balochistan.

“The world needs to come together and help the children in Pakistan. Together we can save lives in Pakistan by providing life-saving health, nutrition and education services to every child who needs it most.” dawn The newspaper quoted a representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund in Geneva on Tuesday.

She said next week marks a month since devastating floods uprooted more than 3.4 million children from their homes in Pakistan.

More than 1,545 people have been killed and thousands injured in the devastating floods since June 14.

Floods in Pakistan have affected 33 million people, leaving millions homeless. Flood waters have washed away villages, roads and bridges, and at one point inundated a third of Pakistan’s territory.

“Even after three weeks, a large part of the flood-affected areas are still submerged in water. Several roads and bridges have either been washed away or damaged. Thousands of families are still cut off in the disaster-hit 81 districts and are in dire need of help. Families have no food, clean water or medicine.

“Food shortages mean that many mothers are now anemic and malnourished and have very low birth weight babies,” she said.

“UNICEF has been supporting the government’s flood response from day one. Immediately after the flood, we sent $1 million in ready-made supplies, and an additional $3 million in supplies were supplied and dispatched to the worst-affected districts. We have set up 71 mobile health camps, and set up temporary learning centers to help children cope with trauma,” Ms Birukila said.

The stagnant flood waters spread over hundreds of kilometers, sparking outbreaks of diseases, as hundreds of people displaced by the devastating floods were living in the open along the roads.

Ms Birukila described the situation as “absolutely heartbreaking”, adding that many families had no choice but to drink water that was stricken with the disease. “Wherever we go, we see despair and despair increasing.”

He said the children were surrounded by ponds of stagnant water, poisoned with fertilizers and feces and swarmed with diseases and viruses, sometimes meters from where they slept.

Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal, who also oversees the National Flood Response Centre, told a news conference in Islamabad that there was already an “outbreak of the disease” in the flooded areas and “we fear it may spiral out of control”. Is”.

An intense and prolonged monsoon brought rain to the country nearly three times the average, causing an estimated $30 billion in damages.

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