Vienna, 3 September 2022 (TDI):  The Embassy of Pakistan in Vienna organized a community meeting at the Embassy premises.

Ambassador Aftab Ahmad Khokher briefed guests on the current situation of the devastating floods that have affected Pakistan.

He highlighted the flood relief and rescue efforts of the Government of Pakistan and the steps being taken by the Embassy of Pakistan to facilitate these efforts further.

After the briefing, community members took the floor to offer their full support for the efforts being undertaken by the Embassy. They also shared suggestions on how to mobilize efforts more effectively.

Ambassador Khokher appreciated the participation of the Pakistani community, which was motivated and made all possible efforts for assistance to their compatriots in distress.

The guests made contributions/ donations for the flood-affected people on the spot.

Floods in Pakistan

Catastrophic floods in Pakistan this year have submerged a third of the country, washing away everything that came in its way, including houses, schools, hospitals, powerhouses, and people.

According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), record monsoon rains and melting glaciers in northern mountains brought floods that have killed at least 1,265 people since June 14, with 57 casualties reported during the last 24 hours. The total number of people who have suffered injuries stands at 12,577.

Several districts of Sindh and Southern Punjab are completely inundated with water everywhere.

The floods left millions homeless, destroying buildings, bridges, and roads and leaving vast swathes of the country under water.

Flash floods and landslides along the Indus and Kabul rivers have left more than 1,000 dead and 1,600 injured – with the southern districts of Balochistan and Sindh worst affected.

Mountainous regions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have also been badly hit.

 

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