Thursday, March 23, 2023

Govt Sets Flood Relief Helpline

As soon as the govt places out an app and website to help flood victims, a flood relief helpline is first set up so that people from all over the country can get help. Tuesday marks the first usage of DIT’s 911 hotline (MOIT).

People who are in need of help because of the flooding can now call a national emergency flood relief helpline. It is possible to ask for help getting food, drink, medicine, or anything else that may get needed.

One of the worst monsoon floods in a decade has hit the country, affecting about 33 million people. Floods case of heavy rain it has lost more than a thousand people and destroyed hundreds of thousands of buildings. The most important river in the country is about to flood its banks.

The United Nations (UN) just made an urgent request for a total of USD 160 million to help Pakistan deal with the tragedy, which has made both animals and people very worried. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) says that 802,583 animals died between June and August. More than half of those deaths happened in the province of Balochistan.

In a recent video address, Antonio Guterres, who is the Secretary-General of the UN, said the following:

The people of Pakistan are going through a lot of pain. Flooding that happens often and over a large area is one of the many problems that the people of Pakistan are facing right now because of a monsoon that is worse than ever.

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He also said that the disaster affected the whole state. The international community needs to work together and pay close attention.

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