In recent months, Pakistan has been the victim of a violent flood causing one-third of Pakistan to be submerged underwater, 30 billion dollars in monetary losses, and 33 million lives to be devastated. This has become a major newsbreak internationally. Many communities worldwide have taken notice and come forward.
News of Recent floods caused by unprecedented rains has made its way to the corridors of the EU, echoing across the EU parliament. Lawmakers from 27 countries are discussing ways to help Pakistan in this time of need. They are also figuring out a way to diminish the effects of climate change.
The debate was opened by the Minister of European Affairs of the Czech Republic, Honorable Mikulas Bek, followed by European Commissioner of Agriculture Mr. Janusz Wojciechowski. The members of parliament (MEPs) expressed solidarity towards the people of Pakistan. Emphasizing stepping up the support and efforts to assist in every way possible. The whole debate was based on assisting and mitigating these types of consequences due to global climate change.
The United Nations General Assembly held solidarity Friday with the flood-battered Pakistan community. Also emphasizing to all nations to come forward and aid Pakistan in these overwhelming times. The assembly also passed a resolution for the aforementioned points. It also sought the UN to stir the international community and to deploy effective measures immediately.
U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres who visited Pakistan recently saw the devastation. Himself. “The situation is going from bad to worse,” Guterres told the assembly. “Pakistan is on the verge of a public health disaster.” urging the general assembly for effective strategies to help.
UN’s humanitarian coordinator for the country, Julien Harneis said that the world body is now seeking $816m in funds for flood relief which was previously $160m in August.
Bilawal Bhutto visited Germany last Friday and held a joint press conference with his German counterpart foreign minister Annalena Baerbock. Here she announced a further 10 million euros in aid for Pakistan. She expressed her solidarity with the families of all affected by the flood. She also emphasized the fact that Pakistan is the most affected country by global climate change. She highlighted, “Pakistan is one of the hardest hit countries and pays a high price for global CAT emissions this is why we will work with all our energies at Cop 27 to achieve a fair distribution of the cost of climate change and the issue of loss and damage.” Both ministers also discussed the future venture of Germany in business development in Pakistan.
While all this is recent some aids have come to Pakistan:
- America has been doing military airlifts to aid in flood-affected areas
- China has provided up to $59m as humanitarian aid to date
- England also announced urgent life-saving support of 15 million pounds
- India also announced an aid of $25m
All in all, the international community has been up in arms about this extreme flood situation in Pakistan and is making sure that Pakistan comes out of this crisis as soon as possible.