Where most of the areas in Europe are under drought alert, china is suffering from a terrible drought, while Pakistan is fighting its worst in-century flood.
One-third of Pakistan is submerged in water. At least 33 million people are homeless, more than 1200 people are even killed, and 45 million have been displaced due to these catastrophes. Over 3 million children are affected.
Why is this Pakistan flood of 2022 so terrible and so deadly? Know the latest update on this natural calamity in Pakistan.
Recent Update of Pakistan Flood 2022
Pakistan is experiencing its worst flood since 2010. Day by day, the situation is becoming more terrible.
Diseases are the new threat for flood devastated people
Not only are the people homeless or killed due to this devastation, but there is a major outbreak of waterborne diseases. Eye infection, diarrhea, and skin infection are the major observed.
According to the report published on 3rd September 2022, Sindh alone reports 90000 cases of diarrhea in the past 24 hours.
Over 287000 houses have been fully destroyed, and 662000 are partially damaged. Nearly half a million people are living in a relief camp.
UN seeks $160 million in emergency aid. Aid being provided via helicopters to the inaccessible areas.
Price Hike of Essential Commodity due to this flood
Pakistan citizen reports the excessive increase in essential-commodity prices. Potato the essential and the cheapest vegetable costs about 0.63 $ per kilograms, Onion costs $ 2.52 per kilogram, tomato costs $ 3.77 per kilogram. They feel the increase in commodity prices is more damaging than the natural calamity.
The probable reason for this price hike is the threat of the shortage of essential commodities.
Satellite image claims the one third of Pakistan is submerged
The European space agency‘s published images of the flooded area in Pakistan confirmed that one-third of Pakistan is under water. Aid workers are asking for donations to fight this natural calamity.
The Copernicus Emergency Management Service has been activated with the help of ESA. CEMS will publish flood images from time to time to help the responder deal with the flood. Images are captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellite.
This year in monsoon, the rain fall was ten times heavier than earlier. Crops and live stocks are washed away by this flood and extensive heavy rain. Crops and livestock destruction are among the most important reasons for the hike in commodity prices.
Pakistan floods Time line until 2022
Pakistan is one of the worst sufferer of flood in the globe.
- 1992: India – Pakistan flood:
- 2003: Sindh was badly effected: 484 people died.
- 2007: Sindh and coastal Balochistan effected: 130 people died.
- 2009: Karachi effected badly
- 2010: Entire Pakistan was effected: 2000 people died.
- 2011: 361 people died
- 2012: More than 100 people died
- 2013: More than 80 people died.
- 2014: Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab were the worst sufferer.
- 2019: Baluchistan was effected the most.
- 2020: Karachi was effected the most. 231mm rain fall with 12 hours
- 2021: Islamabad flooded most.
- 2022: The worst flood in Pakistan history.
Theses data are collected from different genuine sources. As you can see every year there is at least one major flood in Pakistan.
Pakistan Flood 2022 Area
Several areas of Pakistan effected by this massive Pakistan flood 2022. Although the enire country is affected , but mostly few states are effeted the most.
The most effected areas of Pakistan flood are
- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
- Azad Kashmir
What are the Pakistan flood affected areas
It is observed that about one third of Pakistan is under water. But, the most affected areas are Balochistan, Sindhi, Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Kashmir etc.