2022 Pakistan floods that killed almost 2,000 termed one of world's biggest climate tragedies ever
The floods, triggered by torrential monsoon rain since mid-June, have killed more than 1,700 people and affected over 33 million people, reports Xinhua news agency.
"The rescue mission has now stopped, but we are still in the longest relief operation any country has ever seen," the Minister said, adding that an estimated 20.6 million people are still in need of help.
She said that the floods have caused damages of more than $40 billion as estimated by the
The situation is grim in the worst-hit Sindh and
Over 9 million acres of standing crops are damaged and inundated, and this will directly put 14.6 million people in the line of a food and agriculture crisis, the Minister said.
She added that Pakistan's export crops are almost all wiped out, and the country will even need to import food after the flood.
Rehman said that an additional 15.4 million more people in Pakistan are expected to be pushed below the poverty line due to the recent climate-induced floods.
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