United Nations lists Pakistan floods as an emergency at the highest level

The World Health Organization has classified the flooding in Pakistan as a Class III emergency, the highest level.

A United Nations News Center report quoted the Organization’s Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, as saying that “floods in Pakistan, drought and famine in the Greater Horn of Africa, and more frequent and severe cyclones in the Pacific and the Caribbean, all point to the urgent need to act in the face of the existential threat of climate change.

The World Health Organization had confirmed that the floods affected 33 million people in 116 districts across the country, of which 66 districts were the most affected by the significant public health threats faced by the population affected by the floods. in Pakistan, including the risk of spread of transmitted diseases. With the water and by vectors such as malaria and dengue, with the continuation of heavy seasonal rains.