Nur-Sultan/Islamabad, 31 August 2022 (TDI): The Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan on behalf of the Head of State, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, will donate $400,000 in humanitarian aid to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

The objective is to alleviate the effects of severe rain and flooding, that have resulted in multiple human fatalities.

This matter was deliberated at the Commission on Humanitarian Assistance meeting, which was chaired by Roman Sklyar, First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan.

According to government data, natural calamities have already killed 1,033 individuals in Pakistan, including 343 children, and residential buildings and infrastructure have been devastated. Around 35 million people were left homeless and hungry.

Floods in Pakistan

Floods in Pakistan have killed at least 1,191 people, including 380 children, since June 2022. Heavy monsoon rains and melting glaciers following a severe heat wave created floods, all of which are linked to climate change.

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It is the deadliest flood in the world since the 2017 South Asian floods, and it has been labeled as the worst in the country’s history.

Flooding forced Pakistan to declare a state of emergency on August 25. On August 29, Pakistan’s Minister of Climate Change stated that around “one-third” of the country was underwater, affecting 33 million people.

So far, the government of Pakistan has calculated a loss of US$10 billion due to flooding across the country. Also, six military officials were killed in a helicopter crash during a flood relief operation in August 2022.

There have been 1,136 confirmed deaths, with an additional 1,634 injured. As of August 2022, over 300,000 people were still living in temporary camps as a result of the floods.

These are the deadliest floods in Pakistan since 2010 when approximately 2,000 people died as a result of flooding. Months of rain have swollen rivers and flooded communities around Pakistan.

In Pakistan, the deadly rain has not stopped for three months. Over 1100 people have died. Millions of dwellings were damaged or destroyed.