According To UNICEF, The Floods In Pakistan Have Affected 16 Million Children

All 4 of Haliman's daughters became ill after she left her flood-ravaged town in Pakistan's Sindh province's Qambar Shahdadkot district. 2 of her daughters have repetitive fevers, while the other 2 have skin problems.

I've never encountered such diseases before. The skin on my oldest daughter's feet is tearing off, Haliman said, seated on a charpoy in Larkana's girls' college, where she sought refuge with many others. 

As per Unicef, severe flooding in Pakistan caused by intense monsoons has killed over 1,500 people, such as 528 kids, and affected approximately 16 million children. Authorities estimate that it will take at least three to six months for the waters that have washed residences, roads, plants, livestock, and folks to recede.

Flooding has also led to the spread of water-borne illnesses. "Millions of individuals live under the blue skies, Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, says last week during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization top of the mountain in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. "Water is the cause of water-borne diseases. He has prompted the world to pay attention to the effects on children.

At least 3.4 million girls and boys continue to necessitate immediate, potentially life-saving assistance. Abdullah Fadil, the representative of Unicef Pakistan, did warn that without a massive rise in funding, many more kids would perish. The scenario for Pakistani families is beyond bleak, he said, adding that malnourished children suffer from diarrhea and malaria, dengue, and harsh skin conditions.

Rawat Khan, 47, who was carrying her daughter Iqra, whose ear had become discolored as well as blemished with tiny, pus-filled patches, said that these illnesses were not usual before, but now all the children were sick. Her son's chest was also swollen.

The physician wants us to get medical tests in Karachi... but we can't afford it." We don't have any money. The floods destroyed our residences and savings, she explained.

All we did was save our existence. Hardly anything else could be saved. We are desperate as we watch our children become ill and are helpless to intervene. The government has let us down.

All of these are water-borne illnesses. You see standing water in flood zones where mosquitoes abound, and individuals don't have good drinking water, so they walk through polluted water and drink it. Everything is extremely depressing, Ali said. He continued by stating that a large portion of the population had been impacted on a large scale.

Unfortunately, the government is not acting correctly manner because such catastrophes have not occurred before. The National Disaster & Management Authority is also not involved. If the government remains inactivated, we will face a bigger tragedy in the form of illnesses in the near future, Ali warned.

A woman, who asked to remain anonymous, comforted her child in her lap. "Our children receive no medicine, care, food, or anything else. "My son has been puking for days, but I have no idea what's causing his illness," she explained.


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