Islamabad, September 22nd: A survey found that the majority of Pakistanis are unhappy with the government’s response to an unprecedented natural disaster that has claimed millions of lives in the cash-strapped country.
This frustration was evident in the latest Pattan survey released this week. The survey was conducted by community-based activists in 38 disaster-affected areas in 14 districts of three flood-hit states, Dawn reported. Floods in Pakistan: The Shehbaz Sharif government is asking the world for help in dealing with the flood emergency.
Surveys found that most local governments were dissatisfied with the performance of state institutions. According to a survey, people in 92% of places were forced to leave their villages and neighborhoods because of the floods.
After six weeks of flooding, many families in 15 locations were found living without tents under open skies on roads. According to the survey, the majority of 10 locations “didn’t receive anything”. He also said dry goods, drinking water, soap, sanitary napkins, mosquito nets, char poi and blankets seemed to be the most needed items.
Since June of this year, Pakistan has endured severe monsoon weather, resulting in severe humanitarian and development crises. About 33 million people across the country have been affected by relentless rains and floods, the worst in decades, according to government estimates.
To date, more than 1,500 people have been killed and thousands injured. Over 400,000 houses were destroyed and over 700,000 were partially damaged. According to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), hundreds of thousands of livestock are killed in these waters.
Millions of acres of crops and orchards, many ready for harvest, have been damaged or destroyed, threatening the next planting season.
Agriculture is an important source of food and livelihood for most families in Pakistan and for the country’s economy.
Pakistan has a total of 160 districts. To date, half of these across the country have been declared “disaster-stricken”. And that number is expected to grow further.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) forecasts more rain than normal in the southeastern part of Sindh province in September. As the rain continues, the loss of life and damage to infrastructure continues to escalate.
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