Kathmandu, 7 September 2022 (TDI): The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has supplied more essential supplies that arrived in Karachi. These essential supplies will provide the most severely affected families and children with much-needed relief.

Furthermore, the UNICEF Pakistan team has been present on the scene from the first day of this catastrophic calamity, cooperating closely with the Government of Pakistan. This was shared in a tweet by the official Twitter account of the Regional Director of UNICEF, George Laryea Adjei.

About a third of Pakistan was submerged by monsoon rains, the people are still suffering the terrible effects of floods. Half of those impacted are children, around 3.4 million, and require emergency assistance to save their lives.

UNICEF assistance to Pakistan

Thirty-two tons of life-saving essential medicines and other emergency assistance have been delivered by UNICEF in response to the crisis to assist the impacted children and mothers. Additionally, this package contains medication, medical equipment, pills for water filtration, smooth delivery kits, and nutritional supplements for therapeutic purposes.

Moreover, the help, which was given to the Pakistani government, has been distributed right away to the families and kids. These are delivered in a number of the 72 worst-affected districts that need it the most.

Abdullah Fadil, the UNICEF Representative in Pakistan said that “The floods have left children and families in the open without access to basic necessities”.

Moving ahead, he continued, “This expedition is crucial, but it is only a drop in the ocean of what is needed. The risk of an epidemic of water-borne diseases, such as cholera, diarrhea, dengue, and malaria, continues to increase every day as people are forced to drink contaminated water and defecate under the open sky. The dangers of mosquitoes, snake bites, skin, and respiratory diseases are also increasing. We need urgent support to help the children who are struggling for survival”.