Islamabad/Riyadh, 2 September 2022 (TDI): The Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had a telephone call with the Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Prince Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud.

During the telephonic dialogue, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari apprised his Saudi counterpart of the extent of destruction caused by floods & torrential monsoon rains in the country.

He also thanked the Kingdom for the strong expression of solidarity and support as well as continued assistance for the flood-affected people of Pakistan.

Floods in Pakistan and the ensuing devastation

In Pakistan, fatal flooding has harmed at least 33 million people, according to the nation’s climate change minister on Thursday.

As per the country’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), 937 people have perished due to heavy rain and flooding since mid-June in the South Asian nation.

The floods were referred to as “unprecedented” and “the worst humanitarian tragedy of this decade” by Sherry Rehman, the Minister for Climate Change of Pakistan.

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The global community has come forward to aid victims as Pakistan’s horrific flash flooding continues to claim lives and wreak havoc.

Furthermore, satellite pictures from the European Space Agency (ESA), show that more than one-third of Pakistan is inundated as floodwaters threaten to cause calamities.

After flooding destroyed hundreds of thousands of livestock and blanketed millions of acres of crops, there is a shortage of food.

Aid organizations have also issued warnings about an increase in infectious diseases that could leave millions of people vulnerable to illness brought on by what the UN has dubbed a “monsoon on steroids.”

The KSRelief organization of Saudi Arabia has supplied 17 flood-affected regions of Pakistan 100 emergency relief vehicles loaded with 950 tonnes of food.

According to Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan, Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki, the third assistance shipment since the start of the monsoon included 10,000 food packages that will benefit more than 70,000 individuals.

While many countries including the US, UK, China, UAE, EU, UN, and others, have kindly donated to the disaster appeal made by Pakistan, Pakistani officials claim that more money is still required to address the floods.