Islamabad, 9 September 2022 (TDI): Knut Ostby Resident Representative, UNDP Pakistan expressed that, “The people and Government of Pakistan can count on United Nations Development Program’s (UNDP) full support to the recovery & reconstruction progress.”

He further added that “Our work will be part of the overall United Nations response to the crisis.” The UNDP Representative said so while he had been in conversation with António Guterres, the Secretary General of the United Nations.

This was shared in a tweet by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Pakistan.

UN Response to Crisis

Antonio Guterres, the head of the UN, urged the international community to “act swiftly and cooperatively” to the flood-related disaster in Pakistan.

Moreover, the Secretary-General emphasized that together the Nations should not continue to allow climate change to destroy our planet, he said. It’s Pakistan right now. It might be your nation tomorrow.

Furthermore, UN Secretary-General António Guterres stated that “Pakistan is awash in suffering. The Pakistani people are facing a monsoon on steroids and the relentless impact of epochal levels of rain and flooding.”

António Guterres further added that, “South Asia is one of the world’s global climate crisis hotspots. People living in these hotspots are 15 times more likely to die from climate impacts.”

Along these lines he continued that, “As we continue to see more and more extreme weather events around the world, it is outrageous that climate action is being put on the back burner as global emissions of greenhouse gases are still rising, putting all of us everywhere in growing danger.”

Additionally, UN has launched had already started a rapid campaign to raise 160 million dollars to help the Pakistani government’s response.

Apart from that, the campaign allowed, around 5.2 million people to receive food, water, cleanliness, emergency education, safety, and health support thanks to these contributions.