Islamabad, 1 September 2022 (TDI): Iranian Red Crescent Society delivered humanitarian aid to Hilal Ahmar of Pakistan at the Rimdan-Gabd border, on Wednesday, to assist the flood-stricken families in Pakistan.

The aid was received by concerned authorities on Wednesday at the Rimdan-Gabd gateway, located in Iran’s southeastern Sistan-Balochistan province.

The aid consists of tents, blankets, and moquettes for the flood-affected people of Pakistan who lost their homes due to heavy rain-induced flash floods across the country since mid-June.

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Floods in Pakistan

Heavy rains have triggered flash floods and wreaked havoc across Pakistan since mid-June. It is reportedly the 8th cycle of monsoon rains, which is different from the normal 3 to 4 cycles each year.

The Global Climate Risk Index report by non-profit group Germanwatch declared Pakistan as the eighth most affected nation by climate change from 2000 to 2019.

More than 1,100 people have been killed and 33 million others impacted in one of the country’s worst monsoon seasons in over a decade.

Moreover, more than 20,000 people are in need of critical food supplies and medical support in the Baluchistan province of Pakistan alone.

In addition to that, according to the NDMA report, rainfall in Sindh and Balochistan provinces has been 500% above average (784pc and 496pc respectively).

Producing less than 1% of the world’s carbon footprint, around half of Pakistan’s land is engulfed by floods, destroying millions of acres of land and crops.

In light of these events, Pakistan’s government declared a “National emergency” and appealed for international aid to assist them in coping with the calamity.

EU released € 1,8 million in emergency assistance to help those in need of health care, nutrition, and clean water. In addition, many other countries also assisted Pakistan with their support.