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Nine individuals are killed by diseases spread by floodwaters in Pakistan

At least nine more people lost their lives on Monday, according to official data.

The country’s disaster management organization reported that 1,559 people had died as a direct result of the floods themselves; this number does not include the deaths caused by sickness.

Malaria, dengue fever, diarrhea, and skin disorders have ravaged the flooded areas, particularly in the southern Sindh province, as flood waters have begun to drain, a process that officials warn may take two to six months in different areas.

Nine people died on Monday from gastroenteritis, acute diarrhea, and possible malaria, according to a report released by the province’s government on Tuesday. Since July 1st, it has documented 318 deaths from various ailments.

According to the report, more than 72,000 people were treated on Monday in temporary or mobile hospitals in flood-affected areas.

The study stated that since July 1st, over 2.7 million patients have been seen at these centers.

Nearly 33 million people in Pakistan, a South Asian nation of 220 million, have been devastated by the flooding, which has destroyed homes, crops, bridges, highways, and livestock and caused $30 billion in damage.

The flooding was prompted by record monsoon rainfall and glacial melt in northern Pakistan.

Hundreds of thousands of evacuees are staying in open areas where they are at risk of contracting infections from stagnant water.

It has been reported that they require immediate access to medical care, sanitation facilities, clean water, and food.

They are in a “beyond grim” scenario, according to UNICEF.

According to the report, at least 3.4 million girls and boys still require urgent, life-saving assistance.

Throughout July and August, the country received 391 mm (15.4 inches) of rain, or almost 190% more than the 30-year normal, thanks to an early onset and extended monsoon phase. The southern province of Sindh saw an extreme increase in precipitation, with totals 466% above normal.

Mahnur Mehfooz
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Mahnur is MS(development Studies)Student at NUST University, completed BS Hons in Eng Literature. Content Writer, Policy analyst, Climate Change specialist, Teacher, HR Recruiter.

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