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04 December, 2022
 
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Over 1,000 people have died in Pakistan's worst flooding

The Cyprus government expressed its deepest condolences for the tragic loss of life

Source: CNA

The Cyprus government has expressed deep condolences and solidarity to the Government and the people of Pakistan for the tragic loss of life following the floods in the country.

In a post on Twitter, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that "Cyprus expresses deep condolences and solidarity to the Government and people of Pakistan for the tragic loss of life, following the floods in Pakistan. The Destruction of infrastructure and loss of crops and livestock is alarming in the face of a looming global food crisis and the climate crisis".

...33 million people had been impacted by the floods - about 15% of Pakistan's whole population - and blamed "the horrors of climate change" for the natural disaster...

Deaths from widespread flooding in Pakistan topped 1,000 since mid-June, officials said Sunday, as the country’s climate minister called the deadly monsoon season “a serious climate catastrophe.”

Flash flooding from the heavy rains has washed away villages and crops as soldiers and rescue workers evacuated stranded residents to the safety of relief camps and provided food to thousands of displaced Pakistanis.

Pakistan's National Disaster Management Authority reported the death toll since the monsoon season began earlier than normal this year - in mid-June - reached 1,061 people after new fatalities were reported across different provinces.

Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has appealed for international help in battling deadly flood damage in the impoverished Islamic nation.

Sharif said that 33 million people had been impacted by the floods - about 15% of Pakistan's whole population - and blamed "the horrors of climate change" for the natural disaster.

[With information from Euronews]

 

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